Depends really on what stage you are in your career.
If you are starting out in the workforce – straight out of high school, it makes sense to include your high school education and mention the subjects you studies in your senior years.
If you are graduating from university/vocational education, it makes sense to include your certificate/degree/diploma as well as your high school education.
But, when you have many years of experience in a particular role or industry – 7+ years, you may wish to take out your high school education and leave in those qualifications and courses that have contributed to your professional development.
Unless the high school that you went to is known to be highly prestigious, then it may be a good option to leave it in.
Some, however, feel that mentioning their high school education gives away their age – something that they don’t want the prospective employer to initially know – so it is really up to you whether you feel it is necessary to include.
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Time and time again I have clients asking me that they apply for so many jobs but they never hear back from an employer. Some have even applied for jobs to only minutes later receive an email saying that their application has been unsuccessful. They then ask themselves “Did the employer even bother looking at my resume??” The unfortunate explanation is no they did not fully consider your resume because they would have been inundated with hundreds if not thousands of resumes put forward for the job but your resume did not make the cut.
So then what makes a good resume stand out from the rest? Well firstly it needs to captivate the audience. Your name should be large and the focal point at the top of your resume. Then underneath that should be a good summary about you and what you have to offer to an employer. This is the part where you sell yourself. That’s resume, writing a resume and applying for a job is a selling game. You are the product. You also are the salesman.
A good salesman knows his products. He knows the ins and outs. He is prepared for whatever question comes his way and ready for any form of criticism. He believes in product is firm in the belief that his product is one of the best.
So there is your answer. A good resume is one that sells you to the employer. That’s what will make you stand out from the rest because most people simply do not know how to sell themselves and that is where the people who get the jobs succeed in life. They know how to sell themselves.
Author: Matthew Coppola, Client Centric.
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