Resume: Educational relevance in light of actual experience?

Subject: Resume: Educational relevance in light of actual experience?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 15:51:43 -0400

Along those lines, a friend of mine when interviewing for a technical
writing job, with many, many years of documented experience in the field,
was asked to tell what their GPA was when they graduated college with their
tech-writing-related English degree. That degree was earned 10+ years
before.

Wow. I would have thought such a thing irrelevant after all that time.
Thoughts?

Sean
sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Salette Latas [SMTP:salette -at- latasgroup -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 3:46 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Functional_résumés;_no_dates_on_résumés_(WAS)
>
> Dick Margulis wrote:
>
> >When I see a résumé that lacks dates of employment, my first instinct is
> to
> drop it in the circular file
>
> Dick,
>
> I list the dates for my last three jobs, going back to early 1996. As I
> said
> earlier, I'll go back even earlier if a particular listing seems to be
> looking for some of that earlier experience.
>
> My military experience is under a separate heading (on the second page
> when
> printed), as is my undergraduate degree. Do the dates for these really
> matter? Would you reject my resume for not including them?

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