Which parts of my education should I include in my CV?

The education section on your CV should be designed to draw attention to your most relevant qualifications, subjects and achievements relating to the specific position you are applying for. Job applicants make the common mistake of either providing too much or too little details, depending on where they are in their career.

See the guidelines set out in the following article by Reeds UK that will guide you in drafting the education section of your CV in order to highlight your appropriateness for the position and hopefully get you invited for an interview .



Here is a short summary of the article:


 Just left school

If you’re a recent school leaver, place emphasis on your Grade 12 subjects, or any other accomplishments you’ve achieved whilst you were in education………….

Just left University

As a recent graduate you should always focus on your degree, and include college and school level information with less detail………….

Still studying

If you’re still in education, or you’re developing your knowledge by taking an additional qualification, information on your current area of study is likely to be the most relevant………….

Have a professional qualification

Perhaps you haven’t been in education for a while, and have decided to brush up on your knowledge in an industry or learn something. In this case, you would benefit most from detailing your most recent educational qualification, and keeping the others brief………….

Been in employment for a while

If you’ve taken a break from your career, it’s likely that you’ve developed an extensive portfolio of work experience on your CV and therefore your CV will be focussed on your experience and not so much your qualifications…………..

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:20