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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We may feel that putting a little so called “white lie” on our resume will be harmless and we will justify this by saying to ourselves “I am only pronouncing my experience”. But what were really are doing is lying to ourselves and to the employer. Avoid lying in your resume, it will bite you back later!
Here are 5 reasons why it’s best to avoid lying on your resume:
1. Most important of all – it’s illegal to do so and can result in your immediate dismissal. In fact it really isn’t fair on the other candidates who are in competition with each other. If one or people lie on their resume, it makes it really unfair competition in being considered for employment.
2. Employers will do reference checks on your resume as standard procedure. They will ask your referees about what you did and clarify with them if it is true and correct.
3. If you are asked to do something at work that you said in your resume you could do, only to not be able to do it, is embarrassing and very awkward. The employer or your manager will catch on.
4. A lie is a lie. No such thing as a white lie. You either worked for that particular employer in that role, or you didn’t. There is no in between.
Author: Matthew Coppola, Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions
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