How to Write a Degree on a Resume


In one page, your resume explains to a potential employer who you are and why you should be hired. As prospective employers probably only spend one minute reading your resume, it needs to highlight your greatest accomplishments. Although this is true for every section of the resume, it is especially so in the education section. Your job is to make this section clear, concise and demonstrative of your overall educational accomplishments in a limited space.

  • Write down your degrees in reverse order, if you have more than one. For example, you should write down any graduate degrees before your undergraduate degree.

  • Include your grade point average if it is higher than a 3.4. A strong grade point average reflects strongly on your ability to learn and your work ethic.

  • Include only your top educational accomplishments. You may have accumulated several during your educational career and not all will fit on your resume. Keep your resume simple and only include your best awards or honors. You can always mention other achievements during the interview process.

  • Use bullet points when listing accomplishments, which make it easier to track of all your achievements. Listing your capabilities in a running list or long sentence decreases the chances that the reader will note your best deeds.

  • Reread your entire resume several times, especially your educational section, to make sure that there are no typographical or factual errors. These types of mistakes can be easily spotted by potential employers and can greatly reduce your chances of getting the job you want.

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