Tennessee Employers fear workers gap!!!!! The experience they are looking for is out there; but unfortunately, the employers in Tennessee are overlooking those of us who have years of experience, experience that mirrors their posted positions but do not have a college degree. I have been looking for a job as a business analyst/project manager for the past couple of years. I have 6 years experience as a business analyst/project manager and that experience includes financial analyst duties, systems analyst duties, complete project management (on time, under budget), report and database design and development as well as a plethora of other experience from the same position and I have not been able to find a job doing those things because I don't have that little piece of paper saying "College Degree". My former employer (a top 3 bank in the country) promoted me because of my intelligence and ability to do whatever was asked of me in a timely manner. My lack of a college degree did not hamper my upward mobility at the bank, what did, is the number 2 bank bought the number 3 bank and my job moved overseas.
Employers of Tennessee - look at the entire person and their experience, not their lack of a college degree. I would be an excellent and loyal employee to any company that hired me. I know several people living in this area in the same position. We are working as assistants, receptionists, waitresses and are barely surviving. We all have the knowledge that companies are looking for but they will not hire us because according to one interviewer "I need that college degree".