Aug 23, 2018 - 05:38 AM
Another reason why many jobseekers leave high school diplomas off of their resumes is to save space. If your resume is longer than one page and you list both high school and college in the education section, you should cut out your high school degree.
The only reasons to keep your high school diploma on your resume are if it is your highest level of completed education or you attended a prestigious or specialized school that is relevant to the position you are seeking. If you do decide to provide information about high school, you should structure the education section of your resume in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent and highest level of education and continuing backward in time.
Jan 17, 2019 - 02:33 PM
After you finish your university degree, focus your resume on relevant activities from your university experience; for example, internships, memberships with clubs or associations that tie to your major and significant projects (either solo or group) completed for your degree. You could even touch on after-school activities if they relate to your major, or a job you are applying for.
Once you are out of school for a few years and you have a few years of professional experience under your belt, your resume should begin to focus on your professional work only. Drop all mention of college internships and college clubs. You will want to keep the degree you earned listed under the education section of your resume. Along with the name of the degree you earned you should also note the university you obtained the degree from, and years spent obtaining the degree.
I am often asked resume questions about well-known high schools. Some professionals may have gone to a private boarding school during their high school years. They wish to continue listing their high school diploma on their resumes well into their fifties. Do not fall into this trap. Once you are into your professional career, your private high school is no longer an appropriate addition to your resume. If you want to include your boarding school somewhere, include it on your LinkedIn profile. This is a place where you can connect to other alumni from your school. It makes more sense on LinkedIn and looks less out of place.