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    giroux32227
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    I am active duty and went through 40hr Lean course at my command.  Later I took a Green Belt course through Villanova.  I am also Lean Master Certified through University of Texas Pan American and NAVSEA.  I have been invloved in Six Sigma and Lean Projects a total of five and counting.  I have an A.A. in Marine Engineering, but from the jobs listed I am lacking B.S. I have been slotted for the next BB class through my command.  My question is with everything that I have listed will the lack of a B.S. really hurt me in job searches?

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    #164494

    qualitycolorado
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    giroux32227, Good morning!
     
    You have impressive credentials and have good hands-on Project experience.  If you run across Six Sigma / Lean job postings that list a bachelor’s degree as a “requirement”, go ahead and apply anyways.  A good HR recruiting person will look at your credentials and won’t worry about the lack of a bachelor’s degree — they will, for sure, want to get your resume in front of a responsible hiring manager.
     
    There are, of course, some other HR people who will consider your lack of a bachelor’s degree as a disqualifier, but you wouldn’t want to work for that kind of company, anyways.
     
    Best regards,
    QualityColorado

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    #164497

    Brandon
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    giroux, I agree with QC’s post.
    Your lack of a BS will limit your advancement trail through mngt. eventually. However, depending on your career objectives you can certainly find meaningful employment and from there you are typically measured on performance, not the paper you hold – given you are with the proper firm.
    Now go get a job and start making the world a better place.
    PS: Thanks for your military service.

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    #164499

    giroux32227
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    Thanks for the input.  I have started on my B.S. in marketing, plus we have what we call NKO (Navy Knowledge Online) Where you can take courses and recieve certificates for completion.  I have completed several, which include Advance Six Sigma, Management, Leadership, Marketing, Safety, Human Resource, ISO 9000 and Communication.  All of these are Harvard Business School, Skillsoft, DOD training and NETg Digital Curriculum Suite just to name a few.  I strongly believe that taking these courses will help me when I begin my new career search.    

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    #164502

    Ward
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    First of all, congratulations on all your accreditations! ASQ has a specific Navy Six Sigma Belt certification. Will you have the opportunity to sit for that certification? I agree with QualityColorado (not just because I am also from CO), the real sell is during the interview. Some HR recruiters will not even get you in the door with out a 4 year degree, but that will be their loss.

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    #164503

    New ATI
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    Are  you  serious?

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    #164504

    Ward
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    I am sensing you have something of value you wish to share?

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    #164517

    annon
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    I would say your best chance is to put your CV in the hands of the Quality group directly.  Most, if not all BB positions will come with a BS  requirement, which is generally a weed-out requirement, just like eyesight in the military (at least when I was in). 
    HR is unlikely to overlook this requirement based on your experience, unless stated in the job posting, and hence, the SME will never see your CV.  Bypass HR and get your CV in the hands of the SMEs, they can and could make an exception to the requirement. 
     Good luck.

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    #164521

    Friends of ATI
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    You must not know New ATI?

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    #164531

    giroux32227
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    Sorry, but the acronyms threw me.  What is SME,CV and ATI?
    Thanks

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    #164534

    Ward
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    SME – Subject Matter Expert
    CV – curriculum vitae (overseas term for “resume”)

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    #164538

    New ATI
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    ATI stands for  “Allthingsidiot”

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    #164540

    Ward
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    Oddly enough, that did not appear at acronymfinder.com

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    #164572

    annon
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    Sorry…between the military and 6S I can now talk in complete sentences without ever using a real word.

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    #164589

    New ATI
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    Please  notice  that ATI is  a  new “creative” acronym …. 

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