Find out what really matters to employers.
For most Americans, school is a large part of your life. From the time you turn five until the time you’re 18, you’ve probably spent thousands of hours in a classroom. Although the common path is to move from elementary school to high school and then decide what to do next, many students take a different route.
As anyone knows, life often has its own idea about how your plans should go. Some students leave school because they need to help with the bills, they start a family or school doesn’t seem like the right option for them at the time. Whatever the case, they can always return to high school or they can earn their GED®, which stands for General Educational Development.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12,841,000 people over the age of 15 have a GED, which proves that a significant amount of people are opting to take a different path. This large number of people with GEDs also means that more employers are faced with job seekers with backgrounds that don’t fit the traditional model. Still, plenty of people are left wondering whether or not their decision to opt for GED will come back to haunt them.
How can a GED impact your career?
Brett Yardley, a marketing and communications specialist for MAU Workforce Solutions, has helped recruit many job seekers, many who have GEDs. In his experience, many employers focus on whether or not you made the effort to complete your education at all.