Got my Online Degree. Now What ?

Once you have earned your online degree, it is time to put that degree to work for you. The first thing you will need to do is create a good resume. A poorly written resume will not be able to compete with those that are well presented, even though the two applicants may have identical qualifications for the job, so it is imperative that you create the best resume you can.

Write your Resume

There are dozens of online sources that you can use to help you come up with a resume that is attractive and that helps you to get interviews. Many job centers, community colleges, and even the school you just graduated from often have classes to teach resume writing, and attending one of those classes would be well worth the time and energy if it helped you to land your dream job.

Education Details Matter

Once you have compiled the basic aspects of your resume, such as contact information, work experience, and skills, you will need to present your education information. This is where the name of the school you got your degree from will be important, and it will help immensely if you got your degree from a school with a recognizable name. If your alma mater is an online-only university that is not well known, you might want to be prepared to explain to any prospective employers how your education compares to that earned in a brick-and-mortar school, and how your credentials stack up against theirs.

Online and Offline Resume

When you have created your paper resume and your online resume (many employers do their initial recruiting work online, so you will need to be able to send your resume online as well) you can now begin to look for jobs in your chosen field with the confidence of knowing that you have the best education you could get, and a resume that showcases that education well and tells the world that you are ready to go to work.