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Old 08-08-2012, 06:32 PM
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I noticed that a lot of people are programmed to look for my education on page 2 of my resume but I have started putting it in the profile section but people can't see it. Why? Is it that hard to notice from looking below?


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I thought the first thing people look at when they get your resume is your career summary.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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Education should, at least in my opinion, have its own heading. At least that is how I have always been told it should be, so I am guessing that is where I expect to find it.

I really don't have an answer, other than to say that generally, it is Personal Info, Education, Work Experience. Or Education and Experience flopped. But separated out.

Also, I look at education first, as without certain education in my field, your resume will do nothing for me. Yours looks impressive, however as you do not have a license in the healthcare field, no matter how great it is, I am not going to see anything other than the lack of certain education (not a dig just a way of mentioning why education is often set out with its own section)
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:43 PM
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Education should, at least in my opinion, have its own heading. At least that is how I have always been told it should be, so I am guessing that is where I expect to find it.

I really don't have an answer, other than to say that generally, it is Personal Info, Education, Work Experience. Or Education and Experience flopped. But separated out.

Also, I look at education first, as without certain education in my field, your resume will do nothing for me. Yours looks impressive, however as you do not have a license in the healthcare field, no matter how great it is, I am not going to see anything other than the lack of certain education (not a dig just a way of mentioning why education is often set out with its own section)
Yeah I decided to give the education it's own section because my cousin's friend wanted a copy of my resume and she emailed back saying she doesn't see my education but it was BOLDED in the summary. So it's best just to leave it on Page 2.


I have a habit of always trying to create something NEW LOL
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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I would stay away from bolding on your resume. If something is important enough to be in bold, I think it is likely important enough to have its own section.

IMO...
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:46 PM
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I would stay away from bolding on your resume. If something is important enough to be in bold, I think it is likely important enough to have its own section.

IMO...
I was just bolded the skills to bring attention to it in the summary.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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I am old school when it comes to resume formatting. I want a name at the top. The objective statement, I never read them. The I want education and experience. And if there are gaps, I like to see volunteer stuff, as it shows that you were busy and productive even when unemployed.

I can say that I do not spend much time looking through each received resume. i do not have the time and I will have MY boss yelling at me if I do so, so I like them formatted for "idiots" as I call it. I want the resume to lead me to the info I want when I scan it. So, bold headings make it easier.

Does it suck that I am not able to look carefully at all resumes? Yes. But if I do, then we won't submit for a job first and won't get the commission. And that causes yelling. So, I look for the easy to find headings.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:17 PM
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I am old school when it comes to resume formatting. I want a name at the top. The objective statement, I never read them. The I want education and experience. And if there are gaps, I like to see volunteer stuff, as it shows that you were busy and productive even when unemployed.

I can say that I do not spend much time looking through each received resume. i do not have the time and I will have MY boss yelling at me if I do so, so I like them formatted for "idiots" as I call it. I want the resume to lead me to the info I want when I scan it. So, bold headings make it easier.

Does it suck that I am not able to look carefully at all resumes? Yes. But if I do, then we won't submit for a job first and won't get the commission. And that causes yelling. So, I look for the easy to find headings.

I know people don't have much time so that's why i wanted to combine education and career summary together. but you still get resumes with "objective?" i thought any resume in 2012 no longer has the objective?
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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i do still get them. I find them annoying, but I do still get them.

I also get ones with references who don't know who I am talking about when I call, so I see it all.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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I know people don't have much time so that's why i wanted to combine education and career summary together. but you still get resumes with "objective?" i thought any resume in 2012 no longer has the objective?
Education and career summary are entirely separate and thus it has always been.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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Maybe it's just me, and it's been years since I had to sort resumes, but that summary looks like fluff from line 3-8- I'd much rather have the old fashioned education at top, followed by most recent jobs. I don't mind a summary, but that one seems too long - I really hate having to wade through anything.
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