- "I haven't got any."
- "My qualifications aren't relevant."
- "I've got loads of qualifications and look overqualified."
- "I haven't got certificates but I've been on training courses."
Some employers put a lot of value on formal education whether it's from training courses or from colleges / universities. This section doesn't need to be at the top of the CV - your qualifications do give you credibility and value. You need to include:-
- The qualifications you've gained and the dates you attained them.
- Subjects you've trained in and level of achievement.
Your qualifications give you value and credibility.
If you left school and didn't continue into further education enter details of all examinations that you took and passed. Don't enter exams that you failed and whatever you do don't lie about your grades.
If you continued on to further education and completed a degree there's no need to your school examinations since your degree supersedes these. On the other hand if you have a postgraduate or qualification still include your degree since employers will still want to know what you studied at this level. If you're a recent graduate, you may want to include your school examinations to give the section a bit more body.
Professional qualifications come under the same section especially ones that you have a certificate in and that required an examination. Professional training should also be included don't list them all but mention the area you've trained in.
Our templates automatically format your qualifications in reverse chronological order so you don't need to worry about that.