Listing Education on your resume
Trenches trump training in most industries, but education is not only an indication that you may know something but shows that you are to some extent committed.
The most important thing to remember about educational listings is that a potential employer may check them. Not having a lot of formal training is not a negative, but being caught with false educational data on your resume is. If you didn't complete a course don't suggest that you did. You come off looking like a liar.
There are a lot of ways to get formal and informal training. You can list some jobs as training instead of work experience - stages for instance, where you work for a chef for little or no money for the purpose of learning.
here a few points on with education in your resume
- Some companies confirm education before they will interview candidates. Inconsistencies result in rejection. To make sure the culinary school can confirm yourstatus, state your correct graduating year, month and degree. If you did not graduate you will dobetter to state "8 months completed," or "3 hour course required to graduate," than to ignore theshortfall.
- Training through vocational schools or institutions like the armed forces is highly valued by many employers. If you have such training, you should list it, even if you continued your education at a college or other formal training facility.
- High school is rarely important on a hospitality resume. College, either two or four year, should be listed. Graduate degrees in non related subjects are rarely beneficial.
- Many employers value in-house staff training by quality hotel and restaurant groups. Feel free to list it.
- Most employers do not care much about your honors on graduation or yourcollege activities. Graduating at the top of your class has little to do with Friday night on the line.
- Consider listing in/externships and stages under training rather professional experience. Include the name of the supervisor who mentored or trained you.
- Don't confuse mentored positions with apprenticeships. In the United States there are currently few or no apprenticeship programs for management and very few for culinary positions. An apprenticeship is a state or association managed program which results in certification after a set of certification tests.
- Education can either be listed at the beginning or the end of the resume.
- A well educated resume might look like thisexample: