If you have ever contemplated getting your GED but just weren’t sure if it was worth it, if you could do it, or if you could find the time, you are certainly not alone. Not by a long shot.
Those individuals who have been able to look forward in their lives and potential careers and received their GED will all tell you it is by far worth it. Once they need it anyway.
I received my GED when I was 18 years old. I had been out of high school for 2 years already and had put off getting it because I didn’t see it as a big deal. When my older brother decided he wanted to get his GED, I decided I might as well tag along.
For a few years after that, if you had asked me, I would’ve brushed off getting your GED because I hadn’t used it for anything. It was a simple line on a resume that nobody seemed to mention. I never put it together that the jobs that I was working weren’t exactly what you would call careers.
It was only after I actually starting applying for “real” jobs that my GED came in to use. Not only did these jobs ask to see my GED but they also called the issuing institution to verify it was valid. These jobs are where I started my now career and I wouldn’t have even been considered if I didn’t have my GED.
I’ve since earned an Associates Degree and am soon moving forward with a Bachelors to compliment. However, none of this would have been possible without first earning my GED.
So, today you may think “What good will this do me?” or “No job cares if I have a GED” but your future self will look back on this moment as the choice that could determine your future.