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How to Put a Bachelor's Degree on a Resume

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A resume has about 10 seconds in front of a recruiter before they decide whether you're a good candidate for an interview. Providing all pertinent information, such as a college education, gives you an advantage over an applicant without this. Adding a Bachelor's degree on your resume shows the recruiter that you not only finished college, but also completed coursework in the field you're applying for.

Open your resume document in a word processing file. If you don’t have a current resume, begin one with your name, address and phone number. After writing your objective, skills and work history, add your educational experience.

Scroll down to the end of your resume and type "Education," usually in all caps and bold font. List your college history under this header.

Type the college's name, date of attendance and your degree type on the first line. Add your GPA if it was 3.0 or above. List all colleges attended, with most current college first.

Include any classes or activities that relate to the jobs you desire. Use the same list formatting that you used for your work experience.

Tip

New college graduates should place the education section at the top of the resume, under the objective, if they don't have a lot of work experience.

Warning

Do not put inaccurate classes or achievements on your resume. An employer may verify this information and fire you if any information is untrue.

About the Author

Rebecca Gilbert began writing and transcribing in 2003. In 2007, she started a resume-writing company. She earned an associate degree in sociology from Pima College and a bachelor's degree in communications at University of Wisconsin. Gilbert also does tech support for a major technology company and volunteers locally teaching job-seeking skills.

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