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Academic Qualifications on CV

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by free.heron, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. free.heron

    free.heron Nibble Poster

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    Hi guys,

    I recently got told that you don't need to list all your academic qualifications on your CV, only the ones relavent to your chosen career path / job you are applying for... Just wondered what your opinions were?

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  2. ericrollo

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    I don't list my GCSEs or As Levels.
     
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  3. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    I, on the other hand, list all my higher exams - but nothing below higher level.

    Edit: That said, I have no secondary education to list (ie no degree/HNC/HND).
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Personally I list only my further/higher education academic qualifications (eg NVQ 3, LCGI, HNC, BSc) - however only the relevant ones (eg don't list my Food Hygiene, my qualifications related to the care sector, etc).

    Most, if not all, the jobs that I've applied (or considered going for) either list certain qualification levels either on their desirable or essential list.

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  5. zet

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    If you're a graduate it's advised to list your A-levels, maths and english GCSEs and degree stuff, unless you've been in the industry for a while!
     
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  6. JonnyMX

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    Depends on what the requirements of the job are.

    If they are asking for at least 5 GCSE's at C or above, you list your 5 GCSE's at C or above.
    It's just another box for them to tick.

    Most employers aren't very imaginative when reviewing CV's.
    If you tell them all about your degree or A levels, they won't always assume that you must have got decent GCSE's along the way.

    Give them what they ask for.
     
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  7. antidripman

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    I have a college degree in automotive collision estimating. It does not go on my resume but ill mention it sometimes in interviews as college experience.

    If its on your cv and not relevant its not helping much. Either they are going to call you for interview based on your skills or not. Its not till the final candidate selection it would matter and by than you had time to mention it.

    The only exception is if you have a very weak resume with no back ground than i would include it. Pay attention if the job even asks, requires, or has a preference for it as that can tell you how much they value education.

    Most places didnt even ask about college or care.
     
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  8. GSteer

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    Currently I only list degree and further education, a-levels/gcses's fell off but as the other posters above say, it depends what stage in your career you are at, and also what the job advert requests as Jonny said.

    Hmm, don't think I added much of use there.
     
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  9. SimonD

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    Actually the older you get the less its required, I stopped putting my scholastic qualifications on my CV by the time I was in my late 20's (I actually left the forces when I was 27 so about that time).

    Not once have I ever been asked for them either (whereas I have an ex girlfriend who lied about her degree (saying she got a 2.1 when she didn't) and was asked to prove it, she lasted a week in her job and had to leave because of that little white lie).
     
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  10. free.heron

    free.heron Nibble Poster

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    thanks guys, I think i'll be dropping my high school education off my CV... it wasn't great anyway to be fair so no real loss!

    Is that why shes your Ex? :biggrin
     
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  11. SimonD

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    Nope she's an ex because she was super shallow (but great looking:))
     
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