What is it all about?
Just like the Work experience, Educational Background is one the prominent section a recruiter should go through when analyzing Cv. Because, it tells the recruiter all you have achieved and how far you have gone academically. When applying for an Internship Position it is the most important section to be observed
Let’s say you want to apply for a Job that requires a minimum of Second class upper grade (2.1). It is quite obvious that the employer’s screening will start with looking at your grade because your grade is an important screening Criteria.
Your educational Background should contain the following
- Secondary or High School attended (very necessary if applying for a University scholarship)
- University degrees
- Short Training Courses attended
- Licenses and accreditation
- Prominent Excursions, Workshops, seminars, and Conferences attended.
Educational Background for a Resume should be Brief and concise since its a 2 page document. As a matter of fact it should contain only educational information relevant to the job or internship.
The section that requires more attention in a Resume is the Work Experience
The information should be provided with the years they were acquired so that the recruiter may know how you have been progressing academically and that’s why Educational qualification is never fixed it changes with time and hence you should be updating it.
You may move level up from City College to New York high school and from New Your high school up to the University of Leeds (First degree program) and then to Harvard University for a Masters program.
At this point in his educational life the City College he attended may not be required any more in his C.V because he Current academic status is far from that of College.
If you are currently studying for a degree it is paramount you indicate it there, let them have that sense of feeling that you are currently doing something and not just looking for a Job.
If you have no College, University and/or masters degree but you have Certificate of that are relevant to the Job you can as well indicate them there. If they are not relevant they can be added to the Career history section