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Nov 07

Essential Features in a Resume 5

Education
Depending on the type of job you seek, this section may be even more important than your work history.

Accuracy with your starting and ending dates, degree titles,
and school contact information is crucial.

List your educational levels attained, starting with your most recent. If you have taken college classes, but are not pursuing a degree, list only any classes pertinent to the position you are seeking.

If you don’t have any college to date, list your high school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) information if applicable.


Education Examples

Name of School. City, State. Degree, Major/Minor/Concentration.
Date received.

General Educational Development Diploma, Name of School, City,
State. Date received.

Be truthful

A potential employer may thoroughly research your educational background based on the information you provide.

You may be asked to provide your college GPA (Grade Point Average) and GPA for your major field of study.

Make sure you have this information with you during an interview, whether you provide it within your resume or not. A general
practice is to list your GPA if 3.0 or higher.

If you did not finish, or intend to finish at a later date, include the number of credits achieved, and how many left to complete.

Continuing education credits
For some careers, such as medical, continuing education (CE) is an essential part of remaining board certified, so mention any relevant courses you have taken recently to fulfill that requirement.


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