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Old 02-02-2014, 08:27 AM
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I currently have an honors/rewards section on my resume (mainly because I started my professional career 3 and 1/2 years ago). Looking over my resume it seems that I need to transition this into a list of huge projects I have been involved with...does that seem reasonable?
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Work experience counts more than school-related honors to employers.

Highlight the positive contributions you made at your recent job, i.e. "sold more than $1M in 6 months," or whatever, in an "Accomplishments" section under each separate employer.

If you had some truly exemplary honors/awards in college, (summa c*m laude etc., top graduate in your chosen degree field, etc) list those in one line under or next to your degree.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:36 AM
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Work experience counts more than school-related honors to employers.

Highlight the positive contributions you made at your recent job, i.e. "sold more than $1M in 6 months," or whatever, in an "Accomplishments" section under each separate employer.

If you had some truly exemplary honors/awards in college, (summa c*m laude etc., top graduate in your chosen degree field, etc) list those in one line under or next to your degree.
Great, that sounds sequentially easy for the reader. Thanks

One last question, are Skills/Expertise sections necessary? I have heard both sides of the argument.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: NY/LA
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I took honors and awards off of my résumé a long time ago, but still have them on my public LinkedIn profile. I also include the URL to my profile on my résumé and cover letters.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:42 AM
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I took honors and awards off of my résumé a long time ago, but still have them on my public LinkedIn profile. I also include the URL to my profile on my résumé and cover letters.
Interesting insight, thanks.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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I currently have an honors/rewards section on my resume (mainly because I started my professional career 3 and 1/2 years ago). Looking over my resume it seems that I need to transition this into a list of huge projects I have been involved with...does that seem reasonable?
Sounds reasonable to me. I'd bring up these awards when it becomes relevant again, like if you're going to grad school where GPA and your academic records are scrutinized again.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I would only include skills that were relevant to the particular job I was applying for in a separate section.
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