How to Format Education Section of Your Resume

Education always follows Experience, even when you are student and education is the resume's centerpiece. Recruiters want job-related, not academic information.

However, education is important. It shows your intellectual potential, how well educated you are and what professional subject matters are important for you.

It is as important to target the education section to a particular job position as anything else in a resume. What are your greatest academic achievements? What courses were most important to you? Put this at the top of the education section and target it to the job description. Prioritize your achievements and list them accordingly.

Use the same tactics mentioned in the Resume Experience Section. Target top academic achievements to the job position and include soft keywords and data that seem important to an employer. Use numbers to provide certainty and action words to show energy.

TIP: If you lack a formal education or degree but have participated in training, courses, free seminars or conferences, list these achievements in the education section.

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