According to Recruiters, the Best Way to List Online Classes on Your Resume

Taking online courses can prepare you for your next job and solidify your position as a job candidate. However, when you include classes on your resume, make sure you do it thoughtfully. Recruiters have shared with Muse the best strategies for incorporating your online training.

First, like any other element on your resume, make sure it is relevant. Listing online programming classes, for example when the worker role is not related to programming or any knowledge of it might be distracting. It might even make recruiters think that you really would like to fill some other role.

Two other great tips:

  • Do not list low-level or introductory classes if the job is for an expert. They can make you less experienced and undermine your credibility. You might only want to list online courses if you have received a serious certificate or other credentials.
  • Show how you’ve used the skills you’ve learned through online education – in projects, volunteering, and more.

As always, you want your resume to focus on resultsquantifiable results – and skills that add value to the company. Your online classes can help demonstrate that you are lifelong learning, but also make sure they represent you in the best possible light as a candidate for this particular job.

Read the article below to learn more about the Dos and Don’ts when including online classes on your resume.

How To Correctly List Online Courses On Your Resume (Because Yes, There Is A Wrong Way) | Muse


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