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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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You Got a Degree in What?

We all hear stories of people who found success by following their passions. But what if your passion—and college degree—is in a noncommercial field such as Latin? In the following scenario, see how Jed pursued his passion for Latin and then landed a job as a software engineer.
 
Jed got his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Latin, with the idea of going for a career in research/teaching ancient languages. Near the completion of his Ph.D. program, he changed his mind—he decided to apply for a job in software development.
 
On his resume, Jed pointed to his nonacademic experience, to which he had devoted a fair bit of time writing collaborative textbook software, educational software for the blind, and his own research ...

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