A degree means that you committed to something and saw it through to the end. It does not mean:
•You are automatically entitled to any job.
•You are automatically entitled to high salaries
•You don't have to work as hard at finding a job. Finding a job is a job.
•You position at your current job is guaranteed.
The real issue with degrees are that they don't show skill; they show knowledge of a subject matter. Companies are not in need of people who are coming in for their own selfish purposes. They need people with real skills.
- What can you do?
- How can you make or save the company money?
- Again, what can you do?
Which is entirely different than: "What do you know?" This question only answers half of why you can be good fit.
Your position cannot and should not be, "I have a degree so they should hire me."
What is my point? The degree is another tool in your toolbox.There are a bundle of other tools that contribute to finding your dream job. Prove your skills. Tools that can show skills are things like certifications, sample work, or tap dancing in a corporate job interview :) Disclaimer: If you tap dance in an interview, please do so at your own risk...and tweet it. I need a laugh every now and then.
Bottom line.... Don't depend on your degree to do all of the work.
Do you have a degree? What has been your experience in the job market? What was your plan of action during your job search?