Recent news release on Life Experience Degrees: here.
A Brief Story
There is no shortage of sites that provide fake degrees of various kinds. Finding one is not the challenge, it’s choosing the right one and getting maximum benefit from it that takes some serious thought. I will reveal insider secrets to help you do that, safely. I want you to succeed and earn more money, happiness and success by using what I am sharing. You’ll understand my motivation as you read on.
Who am I? From a career perspective I am a retired intelligence consultant. I have consulted to many agencies over the past 23 years. Some organizations you would recognize and some you wouldn’t. They are called the 'alphabet soup' in the trade. My skill is developing cover stories/false identities and training agents to implement their new found identities in the field. A cover story is what you will need to successfully use your degree, for the rest of your life.
No, I’m not saying you have to become a spy. Nothing like it, well… a little like it. Your success will depend on your ability to live your story. I will reveal what the insiders know about how to maintain a cover. It’s not difficult but it does take a little forethought and a few helpful ‘secrets.’
Why am I sharing this information? I am disappointed and disillusioned in the direction our country has gone over the time I was in the intelligence community. Most of the decisions that have led to this were based on inadequate intelligence and poor analysis. I am particularly against obtaining information gained through torture. It’s a sign of national panic and moral weakness. Not to mention the fact that it results in very poor intelligence. I played a part in that community, more than I am proud to admit. Almost all of it was a lie in more than one way as you will find out as you continue to read.
I started my own deception twenty-five years ago when I created my own cover story to get into the intelligence community. It took me almost a year to put together a fake Ph.D. (phony doctorate) in forensic psychology. Remember, this was a quarter of a century ago and there were fewer resources than today. On the other hand, it made my cover easier to maintain. Once in place, it was smooth sailing because I ‘lived’ it. It was successfully in place for the life of my agency employment and I am blowing it here and now. I really don’t care and I am not disclosing any classified information. What I have to share is mostly common sense, but common sense is not that common these days (you might enjoy: email@example.com.
The beautiful thing is that once you have prepared your cover story properly you will realize how easy it is to manage an interview and pull it off successfully, for a lifetime. The truth is very few interviewers have even the basic skills required to attack or unravel your story.
The foundation of your cover story is your documentation. It has to be believable and supported in various ways. Let’s look at the different types of alternative degrees that are available.
Fake: adj. Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent. n. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham. To contrive and present as genuine; counterfeit. To simulate; feign.
In our case, I am referring to a diploma that purports to come from a conventional 'bricks and mortar' university. You didn’t attend it, but you have a diploma in hand. If you just got it to put on your wall and impress your friends, go ahead, but they will probably see right through it because you won’t have a cover story and be living it. Hmm... a Ph.D., and you're a carpenter? Something isn't adding up here.
Here is where the rubber hits the road. What do you do when your employer contacts the university you purport to have attended and they say, ‘Nope, never heard of him.’ or worse, ‘How do you spell his name? We’ll pass it to our lawyers.’
Large universities do not take kindly to having their good names misused. You could be facing a legal problem of considerable size, not to mention you will be fired, post haste.
If you want a degree that will work in the short and the long run, avoid an out-and-out fake. It will probably back-fire and make you look like a fool.
Be clear on what you want, how you’re going to get it, what you are going to use it for and how you’re going to pull it off. Perhaps a life experience degree would be a better choice. Let’s see...
Life Experience Degrees
The most common alternative degree is the 'life experience degree'. I couldn’t find a definition on the net, so I will create my own. ‘A life experience degree is a degree, issued by an organization created solely for the purpose of issuing degrees for profit. They sell these degrees on the pretext that the applicant has sufficient expertise or knowledge gained from his/her life experience as opposed to a lecture hall. They are strictly 'for profit’.
I don’t think that life experience degrees are bad. They have value, at least in principle. There certainly are people who have worthwhile experience and would like to have it documented in a manner that appeals to an employer’s belief system and thus gain a better career, income and future. Life experience degrees can provide this, but it’s not that simple.
The real problem with life experience degrees is not in the issuing of them, it’s in the execution of them in the job interview and your career, i.e., your cover story.
Some applicants get away with it, but it’s a weak cover story and, at best, only useful in the short term because exposure is only a click away. If it’s not the interviewer who Googles the degree issuer it may be an employee that just doesn’t get along with you (there seems to be one in every office). Then the exposure is even more embarrassing.
Life experience degree organizations usually explain what they are and what they do quite clearly on their sites. You will often find such terms as ‘Approval Guaranteed’ and ‘Order now and get your degree for $249!’ Then there is my favorite… ‘24 Hour Approval’. But there is more, what about their URL?
Every life experience degree organization that I have found uses .com, .org or .net URLs. These are obviously not schools. Any proper school will have an .edu site. Life experience degree suppliers cannot obtain them due to government controls, which is probably a good thing.
What is a job applicant to do? Do you just plunk yourself down at the interview and start with ‘Oh, by the way, my degree isn’t real, it’s a life experience degree.’ You might think that’s pretty silly, but in my experience it’s probably the best thing you could do if it’s all you have to work with. However, it’s not going to get you very far. It will just keep the interviewer from finding it out on his own and feeling that he has been taken for a fool, not a 'warm fuzzy' for employers. You had better keep your copy of the classifieds handy.
What about acceptance of your application for an L.E.D. I suggest you don’t look at life experience degrees from the perspective of ‘will they approve me?’ because they will, if you have the funds. View them from the perspective of ‘How will my prospective employer look on my degree and their websites?’ That will be more productive.
There are two other types of alternative degrees which I will get to in a minute because they are special in many ways.
Using Your Degree
Presupposing that you have chosen your degree wisely, what do you do with it? Here is where we get to the nitty-gritty.
Let’s start with the faculty you have, purportedly, studied in. Was your graduation years ago or recent? You need to be prepared to answer questions that might arise regarding your studies. Is your knowledge current? What if you are asked a question about something that you would have studied in college but might have forgotten? Maybe you’re not up on some current theories. Think of what questions you may be asked and have a variety of responses in your repertoire. Also have some ‘outs’, like, ‘Well, that wasn’t really my field of interest. I followed Dr. XYZ’s theories more closely, especially his theory on blah, blah, blah.’
It’s not rocket science, unless you’re applying for a job as a rocket scientist, it’s just a matter of taking time to future pace your responses. Like a Boy Scout, always be prepared.
Remember, there are a number of ways to answer questions, just watch politicians. You can answer directly with a yes or no, however, this is not usually advised. You can deflect them in some way. You can answer a question with a question. You can even answer a question that was not asked. That’s the politician’s favorite but don’t overuse it. In fact, don’t overuse any technique as you risk sounding robotic.
Whether it’s a man or a woman interviewing you, do not let your eyes wander below their shoulder level. In shaking hands, match the firmness of the interviewer’s handshake and look them in the eye.
Dress just slightly better than employees in the type of position that you are seeking. Notice how often the interviewer is blinking and match that. In addition, match their breathing and posture. I don’t mean mimic it, you need to be subtle. Breathing is easily matched by watching the up and down motion of their shoulders. Is he/she speaking quickly with enthusiasm, perhaps like a salesman, or more slowly, like an accountant might talk? Speak at the same pace and volume.
When you match and mirror the interviewer you create a sense of rapport. Practice on a few friends without disclosing what you are doing. You’ll be amazed.
There is a natural back and forth that should take place in an interview. If they ask a question you answer it and then you are in a position to ask one. Don’t start off by asking how many days you get off. Keep your focus upbeat and talk about opportunities to make a contribution and your desire to be productive. If asked why you have had so many jobs in such a short time talk about the lack of opportunities to be creative and move forward in other firms. Never knock a previous employer. If you make them out to be idiots it doesn’t speak well to the fact that they once hired you. Remember that EVERYONE loves to talk about one thing... themselves.
Think hard about what you are doing. Use your imagination to future pace yourself and see how it might work out for you. Put yourself in all kinds of imaginary situations and prepare for them. Now about those other types of degrees I mentioned.
During my research did come across a very creative type of alternative degree that, in my opinion, works well in both the short term and the long term. It can never be denied because the college or university they use are closed. They are not life experience degrees but you will have to have sufficient knowledge in your field of expertise to get them to arrange one for you. These schools also support distance learning so your location is not critical.These degrees are available through life-experience-degrees.webs.com.
I suggest you do as much research as you can and apply a good dose of common sense. If I can help you, I will. I can be reached atmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Bye now and best wishes.