Career Calling

October 17, 2011

Where to Place Education on Your Resume

Filed under: Resume Writing — claycerny @ 11:27 pm
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Some people say education should be put on a resume before experience.  Some say it should always be placed after work history.  My philosophy is that education should be placed according to what the employer would want to see.  Play your best card first.  For some people that means work first.  For some, school gets the first place. 

I’m currently working with a client who wants to transition from a position in print production to something related to marketing.  Since graduating from college, he has worked in production capacities that have some link to marketing.  His strongest credential in this area is probably his undergraduate degree and internship.  In this case, I put education first even though the client has some work experience.

Think about potential employers.  What do they want to see?  The answer to that question will help you know where to put education on your resume.

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