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Addresses the most common issues regarding resumes. From time to time there will be an article written on trends concerning the resume, as well as articles pertaining to resumes and interviews.

So far, weíve talked about Why you have to submit a resume? What is a resume? Profile Statement, Skills and Professional Experience. This week we will discuss Education. How you should list Education. With that being said, it is always recommended you place your education at the top of your resume if you are a recent graduate with limited experience with a Bachelorís Degree or if a Masterís graduate and you want to compliment the position you are applying for. Meaning it is directly related to the position you are applying for. If you are a senior job seeker, you will want to place your education at the bottom of the resume after their relevant work experience.

In terms of techniques, listing educational achievements follows a simple format. List the name of the degree followed by the formal name of the school and any relevant geographical or departmental references needed. Here is an example:

Master of Arts in Management Conflict Resolution
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2007
Industrial Relations Center, Carlson School of Management

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology and Spanish
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2002

List the highest or most recent degree first. The only exception to this is if the earlier degree is more targeted to the job or career, put the most relevant one first. Then list the other degrees below, putting the more recent ones first. You do not need to put in high school diploma, with a Bachelors or Masterís degree, or a certificate.

Any academic awards or honors are next to be included in this section. Also, included are special seminars or specialized training.

Now, that you know how to submit Education. Try it out and let me know at my email address.

If you liked this article and want to submit your question about your resume. Do so, at copywritersmarket@gmail.com. For speaking engagements, you can contact her at 214-810-5790. Vanessa Morrison is a HR copywriter, a New Hire Consultant/Coach. She has been in business for 7 years writing resumes and now teaches others and is the author of Maximize Your Job Success Series, most recently Maximize Your Job Success - 8 Secrets to Get HRís Attention to be released this fall.
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Wednesday, January 4th 2017 at 11:39PM
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