Decide if to Begin a US Resume or CV with Job Experience or Education
Edited by Hotelier, Alexander Avdeev, Jen M
Hello! Thank you for watching VisiHow! In this tutorial we are discussing preparing your resume or your CV for the United States by starting with either job experience or education.
A lot of people have the question whether should they begin their resume with their work experience (employment) or with their education
Typically, if we begin our resume or our CV by listing our education, it signifies to the employer that there is not much work experience.
There is a greater weight placed on proving professional experience than on education in many cases
In some cases, this will not be true. Especially if we are going into a more specialized field such as medicine where a specific type of degree is required in order to become employed in the sector.
Generally, if we have at least two years of employment experience, then we should begin our resume or CV by listing our employment in reverse chronological order
We have to remember that if we don't have a lot of employment experience, we can include our volunteer experience
This can be done, for example, by fresh graduates or students that are still in high school or at university without a lot of employment experience.
We can volunteer to make a part of our employment by gaining some valuable skills during that time
In this example, some of the volunteer experience is included in the CV even with all of the work experience, since some relevant skills were gained during volunteering.
This does conclude our tutorial on preparing our CV for the United States of America. The tutorial is dealing with the question whether we should begin our resume or CV with our employment or work experience or with education. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Decide if to Begin a US Resume or CV with Job Experience or Education
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Hotelier