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Speed Up the Job Offer: Degree Verification Warnings

Are you on the final path to an offer for that dream job?  Beware.  I’ve encountered a few candidates lately who are having a hard time getting their university to verify degrees and many employers these days will not allow you to start until your application (including academics) is verified.

It’s been 21 years since I graduated, so I wouldn’t be shocked that there was some sort of data integrity issue at my university.  Here are some steps you should take immediately.

But I Graduated!  Photo by ilovefremont2001via Creative Commons/Flickr

But I Graduated! Photo by ilovefremont2001via Creative Commons/Flickr

1.  If you never received your paper degree, follow up on this immediately.  This is often an indication that something was wrong with records (either theirs or yours) at that time.

2.  Find out what organization your university is using to handle degree verification with employers.  Contact that organization immediately and ensure that they have proper

3.  Order a fresh copy of your transcript to ensure that it’s correct, per YOUR records.  Keep it on hand.  Employers are big on accuracy these days!

Don’t wait until you’ve applied for your dream job for this to become an issue that you need to solve reactively.  I’m telling ya, recruiters are skeptical at that point.

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