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Subject:Re: Education on Resume From:Ann Sweeney <sweeney -at- CINTERACTIVE -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 9 May 1997 19:54:14 -0400
It's a judgement call. On balance however, I believe it's better to list
all education, even if it didn't lead to a degree. To me, any commitment to
education shows initiative. I don't believe that prospective hires
are"quitters" because they didn't complete a course of study.
Dir. of Recruiting
>>The usual way to indicate that you went to college but didn't graduate
>>is "Attended University of Foo with major in Bar Technology." As
>>opposed to "B.S., University of Foo, Bar Technology."
>>The line on my resume for post-graduate work goes like this:
> Completed course work for M.S., Technical Communication,
>>University of Washington. Thesis pending.
> I am interested in knowing how hiring managers feel about education
> that was begun, but never finished. Is it better to put it on the
> resume, or just leave it off? I leave mine off because I am afraid it
> makes me look like a quitter. Of course, I have other degrees on my
> resume. If the incomplete degree was my only education, I might see
> it differently.
> Janet Valade
> Technical Writer
> Systech Corp, San Diego, CA
> janet_valade -at- systech -dot- com
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