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What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard Nelson Bolles
With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
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Six Steps to a Blockbuster Resume

STEP SIX: Education and Training

Education:

Data provided in this section should be prioritized (and included) according to:

1. Your current career level (entry-level as opposed to professional)

The purpose of your resume

The country in which your resume will be distributed

Your current career level:

If you’re an entry-level candidate with little or no professional experience, your education should be presented immediately after the Qualifications Summary and/or skills area. The reasoning for this is that education is currently your most marketable asset. Here, you would include:

* GPA (if 3.5 or above)

* Awards/scholarships

* Dean’s list

* Coursework relevant to job search

If you’re a professional with five or more years of experience, Education should be listed last on your resume. GPAs, awards or scholarships, and mention of dean’s lists are not generally provided in a professional or executive resume, except for those used for entrance into graduate school programs.

The purpose of your resume:

Resumes sent to admissions directors for graduate school can list Education before Professional Experience or after, depending upon these factors:

* If the applicant has just recently completed his bachelor’s degree, it should be listed before Professional Experience.

If the applicant has real-world experience related to the graduate degree she is seeking, the Professional Experience should be listed first.

The country in which your resume will be distributed:

If you are distributing your resume within the US, high school education is not included. The only exception to this rule would be if you’re applying for a job with the federal government. In that case, you would include high school data.

When distributing a resume outside the US, then high school education is included.

Training:

Include all specialized training that is transferable to your new job target. If you have not attended college, include all specialized training in your target field. Hiring managers generally prefer to see some post-secondary education.

* Step Five: Professional Experience

The ResumeEdge© Process

* Step One: Targeting Your Career and Audience

* Step Two: Formatting for Maximum Impact

* Step Three: Skill Set and Qualifications Summary

* Step Four: Accomplishments and Special Skills

* Step Five: Professional Experience

* Step Six: Education and Training


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Resumes For Dummies

Resumes For Dummies(r), 5th Edition

by Joyce Lain Kennedy
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