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You spend a large part of your life in school. Many Americans don't tread the common path - from elementary school to high school and then choose the path they want to take. They take a different route.

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Pecuniary reasons force some students to leave school. Whatever the reason, they can always return to high school or earn their GED (General Educational Development). According to the US Census Bureau, nearly 13 million people over 15 have GED. That means a significant chunk of the student population prefers different path. This situation also shows that more employers are faced with job seekers not conforming to the traditional model.

Employers' focus is on whether a job seeker has achieved the goal he has set for himself. It matters little whether he has high school diploma or GED. In effect, GED is considered equivalent to a high school diploma. In the job market, relevant experience or technical skills are the deciding factors.

In the case of specialty areas the scenario is different. In the mind of hiring managers, GED is not equivalent to diplomas and that is the reason why people seeking jobs in this area don't give any reference to GED in their resumes. In fact, bachelor's degrees and above are relevant in specialty areas.

What is good about a GED?

It doesn't matter whether you have a GED or high school diploma, but what does matter is whether you use the GED to advance or to catch up. GED can be the best tool to start college education early.

People who start college early can win the hearts of employers who always look for candidates with ambition and commitment. Workers who earn a GED after 18 are not favored by employers. If you don't have a few college courses or exceptionally relevant experience to your credit, your GED may label you as one without any abilities.

If you have a GED and want to impress employers, you must have the wisdom of giving your educational narrative, so that you are not checked out by potential employers.

Get a GED, begin your college education early, go for an associate degree and start a successful career. Later on, you can even get your degree.

You need not have a bachelor's degree or an associate degree to show that you are serious about your education. By taking relevant courses you can impress employers and get a job or secure an appropriate certification.
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