Resume - education at top or bottom?

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table3
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Resume - education at top or bottom?

Postby table3 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:12 pm

On Harvard's sample resumes, the education section is at the top. However, it seems that these samples are from students who either went straight to law school from undergrad or only took a year off. I've been in the workforce since July 2009. If I were to apply for a job tomorrow, it'd look ridiculous if my education info was placed before my work experience. I realize, however, that I'm not applying to a job -- I'm applying to academic institutions. Should I go ahead and place it at the top? I've got nothing to hide education-wise. Just strikes me as odd coming from someone who has three-plus years of professional work experience.

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TheThriller
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Re: Resume - education at top or bottom?

Postby TheThriller » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:16 pm

Education on top unless you have considerable WE, AKA recent graduates

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Dany
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Re: Resume - education at top or bottom?

Postby Dany » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:19 pm

It does not matter at all, but I would probably list education first since it's an academics-related application.

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Re: Resume - education at top or bottom?

Postby Swimp » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:44 pm

Dany wrote:It does not matter at all, but I would probably list education first since it's an academics-related application.


This.

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Re: Resume - education at top or bottom?

Postby helix23 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:50 pm

Swimp wrote:
Dany wrote:It does not matter at all, but I would probably list education first since it's an academics-related application.


This.




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