Q: I have computer experience with the military and corporate office. But I don't have a degree. How am I supposed to get hired if I have experience but don't have the degree?
A: You have to work harder at finding a job then people that have a degree. It's that simple.
I took the liberty of finding your resume on Monster.com. You have some great experience. That's a real positive. As a former Army Recruiter, I am very familiar with how good Military training is. On your resume, I would take out the phrases, "Navy Knowledge Online Course". It's not needed. Are you trying to find a "Help Desk" or "Technical Support" position? If you are, you should be able to find something. Be persistent, keep a positive attitude, and be open to all possibilities.
I'm a numbers guy. I love to look at the facts. I also like to do research and I have done some for you by using my Monster.com employer account. In the last 9 months there have been 40 people post their resume on Monster.com that live within 50 miles of you, have a Bachelor's Degree or higher, and have worked as a Help Desk or Technical Support Representative at their last or current job. There have been 114 people post their resume on Monster.com that live within 50 miles of you, who do not have a Bachelor's Degree or higher, and have worked as a Help Desk or Technical Support Representative at their last or current job. So, there are more Help Desk job seekers in your area that do not have a degree then do. That's the facts.
Here are some Job openings that I found for you:
Now, for the preaching. You work in an industry that is knowledge intensive. If you want to progress from the Help Desk stage of your career, you're going to have to get a degree (or two). Your competition for those jobs are going to have advanced degrees. There are many India born Technology experts in the U.S. that have advanced degrees that are willing to work for less money then Americans that have less education. I recommend getting a degree from an accredited State University in Computer Science or Information Technology. Stay away from Tech Schools because they limit your options in the future in getting advanced degrees.
I hope I've helped.