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Economy, Business, Labor

1 Person, 10 Professional Careers...Without a College Degree

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These days, a college degree far from assures you'll land a good job. Indeed, a degree has been described as a mere hunting license.  And conventional wisdom is that without a degree you're likely doomed to a McJob.

That hasn't been the case for Linda Seabright, who will be my guest on Work with Marty Nemko on April 1, 2012. Without a degree, she has held each of the following positions:

  • Graphic designer at The New York Times (no formal art training)
  • Vice-President for a non-profit to save the wetlands in Louisiana
  • Radio host
  • Documentary producer
  • CFO/accountant/bookkeeper (no formal training)
  • Financial consultant for Twitter
  • Editor
  • Executive Director
  • Legal secretary
  • Event producer

A few weeks ago, she resigned her most recent position as chief financial officer. She's confident that, even in this job market, she'll land another professional-level position...she doesn't know in what field...without a college degree.