Education Section

Education is always important, in your professional life and in all aspects too, that's why many people are continuously improving their skills and are studying a second career, or taking Master and Doctorate degrees.


So, your professional education is the central part of the resume; do not waste precious space bulleting every elementary or high school you have been to, if you put the appropriate information yours will be the most attractive resume.

Try to avoid explaining every degree, course or workshop if there is no need to; the idea is to have a brief list of your education so the recruiter can be interested in meeting you to find out more about your personality and knowledge. We also recommend to place in chronological order your studies, if you are applying for an accountant position you should describe every course, conference or degree related to this field. Highlight the words related to Accountancy.

You can use this format:


  • Master of Arts: Communications, University of Florida (1984).
  • Bachelor of Arts: Art History, San Diego State University (1982).

You can also call it Education/Training if you'd like to list any training received after your formal education ended.

This is also a great way to give more substance to an otherwise-skimpy Education section. Your description can look like this:


  • Ongoing professional training includes courses in sales, problem-solving, leadership, management, quality, market research and presentation skills (1985-present).
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Trafalgar University, Algeria (1984).

If you went to college but didn't graduate, you can describe your course of study like this:


BS: Finance course work, Ohio State University (two years).

If you're currently in school, include your expected year of graduation, it like this:


MBA: Finance, Michigan State University (expected late 1999).