Professional Certification in the Resume Heading: 4 Examples

Here's an easy way to highlight a professional certification that is a key qualifier in your field: Write either the initials for the certification or the spelled-out version in the heading of your resume. You would also list it lower on your resume, such as in the Education section (see Examples of Resume Education Sections)...more »

Listing a Certification in a Resume Summary: 3 Examples

The Summary section of a resume is not the usual place to list a professional certification, but for some job seekers, it's just the right spot. That was the case in each of the following three resume examples. Writing a Summary statement about a certification works well if you: Want to place a certification near...more »

How to List Professional Development on a Resume: 3 Examples

Some job seekers create sections on their resumes called Professional Development. This section could be in addition to the Education section or, if the job seeker doesn't have a college degree, it might replace the Education section. Professional activities that could be listed under Professional Development include: Company training Online coursework Professional workshops One-on-one training...more »

Get a Better Job: Choose the Right Resume Achievement Statements

What would you say if I told you that you could be happier on your next job if you did one simple thing on your resume? Give more resume real estate to projects and responsibilities you LIKE doing, and less to tasks you don't like. This technique of highlighting what you want to do next...more »

22 Examples of Certificates in Resume Education Sections

If you have certificates or credentials you want to list on your resume, where should you list them? The two most common places are: In the Education section (see examples below), OR In a Certifications section (see Examples of Resume Certifications Sections) Both ways of listing certificates are correct, so you can choose whichever one...more »

7 Examples of Resumes With Certification Sections

There are a few ways to list certifications on a resume. To figure out which is best for your resume, think about how many certifications you want to list and how relevant they are to your job objective. Do you want to shine a spotlight on them, or simply list them on your resume? Also...more »

College Coursework But No College Degree in Resume Education Section

If you went to college but didn't complete your degree program, how should you handle that no-college-degree issue in the Education section of your resume? You most likely want to get credit for having attended college without highlighting that you didn't receive a degree. And you definitely should not lie on your resume — for example,...more »

Tattoos on Your Resume... Isn't That Kinda Personal?

Why on earth would you ever mention anything about having (or not having) tattoos on your resume? Isn't it a "rule" not to include such personal info on your professional resume? Yes, that is the rule of thumb, and I usually stand by that rule, but when I reviewed Jane's resume, I saw a benefit...more »

93 Examples of What a Resume Heading Format Should Look Like

Because your resume may be your first chance to make a good impression on a recruiter or employer, and your resume heading is at the very top of your resume, you'll want to have a heading that looks professional and contains all the right info. Check out these examples of what a resume heading should...more »

Examples of What Info Goes in a Resume Heading

Your resume heading is important and should contain all the necessary info for an employer or recruiter to contact you. It's also helpful in some cases for that info to convey a little more about you, such as where you live (for example, what state or area within that state). Depending on your comfort level...more »

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