We are all under the impression that the more education that we have, the better off we are, the more employable we are, and the more valuable we are. However, there are some career paths where having too much education can actually make getting a job harder to do. This is usually because employers are not ready to pay higher salary for higher education level for a college graduate that is still considered inexperienced. The cost involved in the training for a new graduate can be a lot for a company and combined with a high salary, it is not fiscally sound for the company. So here is what many college graduates and post-graduates do to avoid the problem.
This might not sound like what you want to hear, but may be necessary in a bad economy like the Great Recession. Many graduates do not include all of their education. This is especially true of teachers who have finished college with a Bachelors and Masters degree, but have never taught. Schools are always looking to save money, and teachers are paid on a scale that combines their education and years of experience. Schools know that new teachers have a lot to learn, and therefore are not willing to spend more for a teacher that has high education when they know the training for a new teacher with a regular Bachelors degree is going to require the same amount of attention. What many of these new employees do is keep quiet about the amount of education, and then about a year to two into their job, reveal the education. This would allow a candidate to be considered for higher pay, they would have established themselves, and also make them eligible for promotions based on higher education. While this is not the choice for many, students are not wanting to sacrifice their higher educational goals, and therefore are needing to find creative ways to have the job and the degree at the same time.