In the CV templates, you will find some ways to display your credentials in the best possible way. We’ve put together below common scenarios, examples, and strategies to help you find the best way to look smart.
Where your resume will be placed. The best ranking depends on what employers want to value more: your experience or training.
There is no specific rule for placing it, but here are some guidelines. Internship experience before training if:
You have several years of experience with your goal. Workforce managers are likely to be more interested in your job-related performance than in your training.
Internship experience after training if: You are a graduate or recent graduate or have a couple of years of work history. You changed careers and continued your studies to support your new goal. You are in an academic or scientific profession – education is usually listed at the top of your CV.
Experienced Job Seekers If you focus more on experience than education, write down basic information about your degree, including the name of the institution, location, degree, and major. The date is optional if there are a few years to complete the degree.
Tufts University – Medford, MA | Bachelor of Science, majoring in Economics For specialized areas and certification programs, provide information about the program that may be of interest to employers, such as accreditation, intensity level, and number of hours completed in the program.
Technical Institute of America – New York, NY Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accredited training Completed 40 hour bootcamp | Passed CISSP exam on first attempt Students and recent graduates Students and recent graduates with little work experience can use the education section as the focus of their CV and present academic achievements, leisure activities, special projects and courses.
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL B.A. in advertising, 12/2019 Team Project: Completed fake advertising campaign for Coca-Cola (print media, display ads, social media, podcasts and direct mail).
Course highlights: Strategic thinking, mechanics of media writing, design principles, media management, advertising campaigns, channel planning