Aug 23, 2018 - 03:50 PM
Does this mean an online class qualifies as something you can put in the education section of your resume? Not necessarily. Experts advise applicants for their online courses and to title it something like "Professional Training."
If you want your online coursework to impress employers, you need to tie it directly to your job qualifications. This means keeping it relevant to the job: employers don't care about courses you took for fun or to expand your horizons.
Also take a look at how these classes fit into your overall qualifications and the level of the position you want. Introductory courses can work for a candidate just entering the workforce and applying for an entry-level job. However, listing them can sabotage the application of an experienced professional applying for a senior position. This person should likely include only advanced, relevant work.
As with the rest of your resume, use appropriate formatting and phrasing for this section. Whether you make a separate section or list your coursework with the rest of your education, follow these tips> when you describe your online courses.