Education

Education is usually the second most important element of a resume. Your educational background is often a deciding factor in an employer’s decision to interview you. Highlight your accomplishments in school as much as you did those accomplishments at work. If you are looking for your first professional job, your education or life experience will be your greatest assets because your related work experience will be minimal. In this case,
the education section becomes the most important means of selling yourself.
Include in this section all the degrees or certificates you have received;
your major or area of concentration; all of the honors you earned; and any relevant activities you participated in, organized, or chaired. Again, list your most recent schooling first. If you have completed graduate-level work,
begin with that and work your way back through your undergraduate education. If you have completed college, you generally should not list your high school experience; do so only if you earned special honors, you had
a grade point average that was much better than the norm, or this was your highest level of education.
If you have completed a large number of credit hours in a subject that may be relevant to the position you are seeking but did not obtain a degree, you may wish to list the hours or classes you completed. Keep in mind,
however, that you may be asked to explain why you did not finish the program. If you are currently in school, list the degree, certificate, or license you expect to obtain and the projected date of completion. The following worksheet will help you gather the information you need for this section of your resume.

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