How to List Education on a Resume

How to List Education on a Resume

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Where to Position Education On Your Resume

Work experience will be a more important requirement for just about any position above entry-level. However, education can take priority in some particular cases. Education comes first if you’ve just graduated from college and don’t have relevant work experience to list. Imagine you are an employer and the first thing you see in someone’s 

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Where to Position Education On Your Resume

resume when they’re applying for an entry-level marketing associate position is their summer job as a bodyguard at their local town pool. It’s also wise to list education before work experience if you’ve recently gotten back to school to get a degree that’s relevant to your potential job.

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How to Put Down Your Education in Your Resume

Now that you have an idea of where to put your education section, let’s start with the basics. In terms of structuring your education section, the general practice is to follow a reverse chronological order: list your latest educational entry first, and then go backwards from there. Okay, but how far back should you go? Do you put 

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How to Put Down Your Education in Your Resume

your high school education in there as well? Usually, if you have a relevant university degree, it’s not advisable to waste precious space on your resume by listing your high school education. Now that we’ve got all of that out of the way, we can show you a general template of how to write down your education. You list the following features 

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How to Put Down Your Education in Your Resume

in this particular order: Name of degree (Minor - optional): e.g. B.A. English Language and Culture, Minor in Teaching* Name of educational institution: e.g. University of Groningen Years attended: e.g. 2016 - 2019 Location of the program (optional): e.g. Groningen, the Netherlands

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How to Put Down Your Education in Your Resume

GPA (optional): e.g. 3,84. Keep in mind, though, that you only list education if it’s at an “impressive” scale (i.e. 3.5+). This shows determination and hard work on your part. If it’s lower, you might want to omit it altogether. Honors (optional): e.g. Magna Cum Laude Courses that are relevant to the job (optional): e.g. Modern Popular Literature track

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How to Put Down Your Education in Your Resume

Exchange programs (optional): e.g. Exchange Program in Oslo, Norway

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