Your Education And Credits

Your resume is looking pretty good, isn’t it? You’ve resolved your work history problems, written dynamite achievement statements, made claims that blow your competition out of the water–you’re on a roll! You need to consider only a few more things, and then you’ll be ready to drop your resume in the mail.

I’ll share some helpful hints on how to make the most of your academic, professional, and vocational training, as well as other activities that support your job objective. I’ll also explain why some information, such as references, salary history, and personal data, may not belong on your resume at all.

At this point, you may be left with laundry lists of technical, personal, and professional details that don’t fit into the primary sections of your resume discussed so far. Lingering lists might include the following information:

  • Education
  • Professional training
  • Community service
  • Professional affiliations
  • Publications
  • Awards
  • Computer skills
  • Personal pursuits

Even if you feel like just throwing them in a big pile at the bottom of the page, don’t! Instead, create one or more version sections that will spark the employer’s interest. Sneak a peek at the following template to see where you might place your extra goodies.

In this section,

  1. How to create a proper Education section
  2. Where to put professional affiliations, community service, and other information on your resume
  3. How to deal with an employer’s request for your salary history
  4. What not to put on your resume

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