If you’ve recently gone back to school, you may want to put your education section at the very top.
For example, veterans who went to school after transitioning out of the military are advised to put their education above their experience on a military-to-civilian resume.
In other words, the highest degree earned should be at the top.
For example, your master’s degree should be listed above your bachelor’s degree. If so, you don’t need to list your high school degree.
If coursework doesn’t feel like the right fit, consider including relevant projects or groups that you really excelled in.
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For example, a senior thesis, an initiative to change a school policy, or an impressive on-campus group you headed up.
It doesn’t take up a lot of space and ATS will know exactly how to parse it.
Jobscan analyzes your resume against the job description to ensure that your education section matches the requirements among other checks for job titles, hard skills, measurable results, and other ATS and recruiter best practices.
Here’s how it should look: De Paul University | Chicago, IL | December 2009-March 2013 Bachelor of Arts in English Composition (GPA: 3.75) Bear in mind, you should only list your GPA on your resume if it is over a 3.5 and if you’re a recent graduate.
If you’re a recent graduate and your GPA is below 3.5, use the space to talk about an impressive senior thesis project (or something along those lines) instead.