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Quick! Resume question

When writing a resume, do you do the dates for school, experience and such in order from current to past or past to current?

School 1

School 2

or would it be

school 2

schol 1

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Money & Work

Answers (6)
  • Current to past

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • most recent first

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:55 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Current to past.

    Think of it this way. If you list all your education, an employer cares more about the university you went to at the end than the community college you went to straight out of high school, or even the high school you went to. Your most recent education and most recent job experience is the most important and so is listed first.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 2:55 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • thanks ladies! thats what I was thinking, just making sure :) (I did google it, but everything that came up didnt just give me the answer straight out, i knew i would get it here! :) )

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • :) You got the answer, but just to add a thought about those Google results: Resume writing is an art and there is no right way. For those with gaps in work experience or significant time off between current and last employment, there's an entire format that doesn't even USE dates in a noticable way. You highlight your skills and then list locations and experience after you've bullet pointed your general skill set list. (Did that make sense?)

    Where am I going with this? Oh yeah - you're going to get lots of different ideas on HOW to do your resume because there are few 'right' answers. Except, yes, current to past is the right order if you're going by date.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

  • Current on top; no need to have dates for education

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:54 PM on Jan. 21, 2010

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