How To Get Hired Without A Degree

Marty Nemko

Career coach and blogger Marty Nemko has been writing about the biggest career myths, such as "Do what you love," "Everyone should network," "Job seekers must sell themselves," and "Being your own boss is often wise." This post takes a look at the idea that getting a degree is always "worth it."

Conventional wisdom holds that getting a degree is worth it. Advocates cite the (misleading) statistic that college degree holders earn $1 million more. They also argue that getting a degree is a good way to wait out the lousy job market.

I used to believe that but I'm no longer as sure.