Resume (order of work experience & education)

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GDC91
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Resume (order of work experience & education)

Postby GDC91 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:42 pm

I'm applying this cycle and am hoping some of you could help with a question about how I should order my resume:

I've been working for the last year as a project manager and want to list that on my resume first as it's had a defining impact on me. With that in mind, it's the focus of my personal statement and my undergrad pre-law adviser feels that education should be listed first. I'm pretty inclined to go with her advice as she's really experienced and it's a gut feeling to list work experience first more than anything. Just want to make sure it's the right move (as I checked out the TLS write-up and it mentioned that people who work should put that first)

What's the standard for people applying with work experience?

Thanks

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mlansky
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Re: Resume (order of work experience & education)

Postby mlansky » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:35 pm


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Nova
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Re: Resume (order of work experience & education)

Postby Nova » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:57 pm

Education -> WE

GDC91
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Re: Resume (order of work experience & education)

Postby GDC91 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:43 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Resume (order of work experience & education)

Postby gobosox » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:34 pm

I have 4 years of WE and I listed that first, since that is the angle I'm going for in my resume. (Military officer, so I hear they like that.)

Though I doubt it matters.




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