HOW TO LIST EDUCATION ON YOUR RESUME
Education is typically a requirement for most jobs so you want it to be easy to find on your resume. Here are some basic rules you can follow when listing education on your resume.
- If you have a college degree, omit high school diploma information.
- If you have multiple degrees, put your most advanced degree first. For example, if you have a master's degree, prioritize it higher than a bachelor's degree.
- Omit your graduation date and year because employers can't make a hiring decision based on the year you graduated.
- You can include special honors and your GPA, but employers do not care about that information unless you are in the higher education field.
- If your degree is still in progress, add an expected completion date.
- When you lead with education in the main body of your resume, it tells employers that you have more education than experience. Position your education strategically.