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Resume Education Video

From our Resume Education Video, find out which details about your training are important and which to leave off your resume. There are many strategies to increase the relevance of your training.

How to Complete The Resume Education Section

resume education video The Education section of the Resumizer Free Resume Creator is where you will enter your education and training history. You will enter your educational history for each school you attended. For a Chronological format you will start with your highest level of education, then list each school in descending chronological order. Don't include your high school if you graduated from college. Also, when using a chronological format even though the schools will be listed by time you will want to list any special achievements in order of relevance to the needs of the company. These special events can be included in the “Other” box.
To use a Functional format you would put the school that is most related to the position first. For a mix of these two formats you can have a Combination format which takes features of the two formats. Like the Chronological format, when using one of these other formats, likewise list your important events in the “Other” box.

Enter the full name of the school followed by the city and state, not including the street address.

Next, enter the degree or certificate you received, along with the date you graduated or received the certificate. Write the dates in this format: Month Year. An example is shown here: Sept 2014. If you are still attending school, write the start date then use the word “Expected” along with the graduation date. This will show the date you expect to graduate, now it is up to you to make that happen. You don't want to look like you can't keep your commitments after you have made them. So be sure to do what you can to make it happen.

In the “Other” box, list aspects of your curriculum that are relevant to the job you want. You can also list your GPA here. Do this using a bulleted list consisting of short sentences, using 12 words or fewer. Make these facts a quick read, so they can be glanced at briefly and the reader is able to absorb the information. The Free Resume Creator program will automatically format this for you by adding in the bullets to each item in your list.

When using our creator, to sort the schools listed in your education history, simply select a position number in descending order (1-5) using the drop down box above each school listing. This will enable you to choose the position of each school. You can use this method to re-order your past schools.

You may want to put a school that is more relevant to the position that you are applying for at the top of your list. If you have already written your resume, but decide at a later date that you want to add a new school, you can easily change the order in which they appear.

To do this simply add the new school to the list and set the position to the number that you wish it to appear. Number 1 is the first and number 5 is the last. After setting the new or changed school set the remaining schools to their new positions. Then, press the button to advance to the next section.

More information about how to choose the format of your educational history can be found at the address shown here:

Video for the Education Section of Your Resume

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