- If you are currently enrolled in a program: ABC COLLEGE (City, ST) Enrolled in Bachelor of Arts program, major in < >, degree expected 5/06
- If you partially completed a program and don't intend to complete: DEF COLLEGE (City, ST) Earned XX credits towards a Bachelor of Arts, 9/99 to 5/02
Are your fellow job seekers leaving you in the dust, nabbing the great jobs because they have educational credentials that you lack? Follow these tips to put your best foot forward on your resume and compete with others who have more impressive educational backgrounds. Emphasize Your Strongest Credentials Think about why an employer should hire you out of all the applicants for the job. What do you offer that they don't? Perhaps you have practical work experience and skills that are relevant to the job. If your experience is stronger than your education, place your work history before education on your resume, and write about your career achievements, track record of results and industry knowledge. Include a detailed listing of your accomplishments throughout your career. Prove that your work performance has been outstanding and you would be an asset to your future employer's operation. By the time hiring managers read the education section, they should be so impressed by the value you offer that educational shortcomings could be overlooked. It's true that some employers will not be interested in you because you lack the job opening's educational requirement, but you will find other employers that welcome your experience, skills and expertise. Highlight Alternative Education and Training Maybe you lack a formal degree, but you've participated in ongoing training throughout your career. You can emphasize all of your continuing education by creating a Professional Development section within the Education section. Think about job-related training, certifications, conferences, in-service training, seminars, online learning and even self-directed study. For some professionals, this section can be quite impressive, and showing recent, up-to-date training can be more valuable than a dated degree. Show In-Progress Education Include partially completed or in-progress education. Examples:
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