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Can you help me find a job that values my educational background?


Maureen Pezzuto Bluffton, SC

I find myself under- employed./ undervalued. I am struggling to find employment that is coincides with my extensive education and experience.

15 March 2020 3 replies Career Advancement



Deb Yeagle Tampa, FL

Thanks for your service. See the link below for some suggestions on potential career fields that you can explore based on your education and background:
I hope this helps.
Good luck and thanks again!


Henry ("Dr. Hank") Stevens Fort Lauderdale, FL

Quick and dirty . . . . sounds like you have not identified your TALENTS and are playing to your past EXPERIENCE and EDUCATIONAL achievements. To me, as a seasoned H-R professional, those are not very valuable assets. It's TALENT that trumps education and experience every time.

Give some SERIOUS thought to the TALENTS necessary to do the job or career field you are considering. Sure, everyone wants to know about your education and experience; but throughout my career, it was the people who had the TALENT that brought success to the department and our employer - and NOT the education or experience they brought to the table.

EDUCATION is fine, but to me, it means that someone CAN learn and has demonstrated that they have learned. EXPERIENCE is also fine, but that means the person has some exposure to the problems at hand. Not very valuable. As an HRD, I can readily expose the EE to MY problems which will require a different set of experiences to solve.

All of which, baits three questions: 1 - what are the TALENTS necessary to do the job you are contemplating filing, and 2 - Just what are YOUR talents? 3 - Is there a correlation between the two?

But for one simple example: Would you hire an introvert (talent) for a customer-facing receptionist position? I think not.

IF you are not clear about what YOUR talents are, there is a great assessment tool (free) that will help guide you. They also have an on-site interpretation of the results that may point you in a good vocational direction too. If you have some difficulty interpreting the results and would like my off-channel assessment (also free), please provide me with the 4 letters and the percentage of each [should look something like I-42, N-8, T-45, J-50] to my e-mail address

The web site for the assessment address is:

Regards, Dr. Hank


Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

In reviewing your LinkedIn profile you have not really list what career you are after. The TAG line is what you are searched by. Might want to define what career you are after and uses your accomplishments to make a direct correlation to your career.
Again, TAG line concise to a career field, short summary of your qualifications, and accomplishments with #$% to accent value will keep recruiters reading. Again, LI profiles create connections to a request for the resume. Remember that you are part of the 0.5% of Americans who serve their country. You are very well respected, but the chance civilians have been part of the 0.5% simply means they will not understand your language or experiences-without translation. Thank you for your support and sacrifices. God Bless

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