Do I have to put that I have college experience when filling out a job application?

Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like that has affected me in the past when I filled out job applications for jobs NOT requiring a college education. You know, jobs that teens usually take. I never got any calls requesting an interview from any of these department/retail store employers. I didn't end up using my college degree so I wanted to apply for a department/retail store job. A big salary isn't an important factor for me.

Asked By: KSV - 11/17/2008
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With the other jobs did you call or go back to make sure the manager got your application (it just shows how interested you are and the manager can put a face/personality with the application).. And I include all of my schooling on my applications, it shows that you have a wider variety of experience (with other fields... More
Answered By: - 11/17/2008
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They'll most likely ask you for your education experience. Finishing something you started is a good quality employers look for, so be proud of the fact you finished your degree and list it!
Answered By: Tiggerfrk - 11/17/2008
If the jobs don't require it, it isn't pertinent information and as you've discovered it adversely affected you.
Answered By: Greg - 11/17/2008
You don't have to no but it is odd that people would have a negative reaction or that it would effect you not getting a job if you put that down. Its a good thing.
Answered By: Izzy parker - 11/17/2008
You don't have to disclose your education, I don't THINK. It seems like what's going on is they figure you're over qualified and won't make a good b***h for em, or that it's a temp thing until you get a REAL job, etc etc.. Being over qualified can be just as bad as under. I don't see why it would matter to Burger King... More
Answered By: hypershiza - 11/17/2008
I once worked with a man that had a Masters Degree and he was essentially an engine room janitor. The idea that a college degree is a negative is misguided. Look elsewhere for the core of your problem.
Answered By: Wrenchman57 - 11/17/2008
always! that will help you out in retail even if your starting pay is $1-more!
Answered By: nysexyprchica - 11/17/2008
You don't have to put down your education unless you are applying for a management job. Also, some places will think you are overqualified if you are applying for a regular retail job.
Answered By: Peggy R - 11/17/2008
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