So, as we’ve been talking his past several weeks, it’s been about resume, writing and we’re gon na continue resuming that resume. Writing and – and why am I talking about resume – writing and this trust the process, because we have to do it, it’s a necessary evil. We cannot get around that. That’S just the way. Life has become that’s the way.
We want a job. We have to write a resume. We have to write a damn good resume now. As I said earlier, I’m not an expert on a resume writings, but I have seen enough to say: hey, that’s a good one and then it’s a very bad one and very bad.
Well, that’s why I started this because I ran across, I think, probably the worst one I’ve ever seen and folks we got to correct this before this becomes a national epidemic and by doing that, we’re just a little bit whether it’s one or two people hear me. That’S fine because again, there’s one or two people, we’ll start sharing the word to somebody else and says you know: here’s how you update your resume! Here’S, how you bring it a little! Kick it up a little bit!
Here’S how you make it better and number! One is throw away the crayons, do not use the crayons and throw away that crayon mentality. You’Ve got to obviously this one. You have to stay in the lines you have to be clear, concise and most of all, you have to be informative and you have to inform them in one page. Ideally, one page, sometimes it’ll spill too too, because there’s some people that have just done so much but in this case we’re going to continue we’re going to talk about what was education, education, that’s right, education, because we’ve done the objective. We’Ve done the work history.
Now we do the objective every now we do. The education folks again put the last the last school you attended at the very top of that list and then go backwards. You don’t have to go any further down than high school. If you really truly feel junior high is where you peaked, you’re in the wrong field, you’ve done the wrong thing and a resume is not going to help you folks.
It’S that serious! That’S, that is it’s that’s it’s. That simple is that serious do not go any lower than high school that you graduated high school.
What career high school you graduated from and then we’ll go from there so ensure that your education, now universities, colleges, technical schools. All of that put that down put that down. You don’t have to go into details of. I learned the ins and outs of The Handmaid’s Tale.
I learned that Margaret Atwood – no, don’t you don’t have to do that. You don’t have to get that detail. Please don’t, but what you do need to get into is exactly your field of study. What your did you graduate, or did you not complete? That’S all you have to put on there it’s kind of like well, I need to say this, but it’s like having a paper cut.
Either you have it or you don’t you got a paper cutter. You don’t have a paper cut, it’s like being also like being pregnant either you are. You aren’t folks, it’s that simple. You graduated, you did not graduate then put down the number of years you attended.
It happens, it’s real life, but in those years that you attended, what did you do? Did you mostly work on an English literature? There was at your course of study your emphasis, but you didn’t finish.
Put that down. That’S okay, put down your emphasis, obviously in high school as general studies. Unless you went to a one of those specialty high schools then just put down this was the special two. You know so technical trade high school. It was a medical specialist high school.
It was a business oriented occupation, specialty high school, where the focus was on prepping people to go into the business world and by all means put that down, but you don’t have to get into the details. I learned this. I learned that that’s for your skills down below that’ll be a little bit later, so again put the most recent school you attended, even if it was 10 20 30 40 years ago. Put it down put down everything that you attended up until high school.
So if you went to a vocational school, then you went to a Technical College. Didn’T you went to university and by all means put that down, but put it in proper order. So people then see hey here’s your natural progression, here’s what they did! Don’T pull any punches, don’t lie if you didn’t graduate if you’re one credit hour short of graduation, you did not graduate do not lie because people will check and then you lied on your resume. You lied on your application and trust me the application a resume. They better match so don’t lie on either it’ll get you, it will bite you in the end.
So don’t mind, be consistent, be truthful and that’s the only way to stay consistent. Folks, again, wrapping this up on education don’t go any lower than high school. Nobody really cares what you did in junior high cross country. Nobody cares actually, technically, nobody really cares. If what you did in high school, if you were the varsity star, quarterback or you were just another nerd on the chess club, it doesn’t matter. What does matters that you graduated?
You can accomplish something and that’s what you’re showing schools again get into the details? No don’t get into the details, get into the field of study get into. If you finish, if you didn’t finish, graduate it or didn’t graduate, no don’t pull punches, don’t lie other than that.