A few months ago, Dexter Ross landed a new job at a design firm. A week later, Tami from human resources came asking for a copy of his diploma. A simple tasks turned into a nightmare when he realized his diploma was misplaced and his former college was unreachable. Who knew a diploma for a job would be this difficult.
Dexter loved graphic design and although he was certified in illustrative software, he also helped a fine arts degree from a local college. He was awarded an associates of arts degree last summer after meeting all his college credits.
His job was creating design piece for a local publisher. He was just getting his feet wet in the new position, meeting some great coworkers, and things were looking up. All of a sudden, his college education which he listed on his resume was going to need to be verified with a copy of his diploma.
The request seemed reasonable and Dexter didn't think twice about it until he got home that night and realized his old diploma