This article was originally posted on WiredAcademic.com
Unemployment over 9% is the stubborn bane of President Obama’s administration. We wouldn’t wait for his help as he pushes through the new $300 billion jobs plan.
Here’s some ways to take matters into your own online hands.
1. Degrees: Brand matters
“I’ve been researching employer acceptance of online degrees since 1989. In 1989, the first year GetEducated.com surveyed corporations, less than 50% of managers rated a distance degree “as good as” a residential degree. Today (2009 survey) more than 90% of corporate managers rate an online degree “as good as” a residential degree….. but only if 3 crucial characteristics are met,” said Vicky Phillips, Founder of GetEducated.com.
The most important factor is whether your future employer recognizes the name of your schoool.
2. Who needs a degree, give me open source training.