Coursework is good to list, even if you have been out of school for some time. It is a great way to help keyword optimize and show your knowledge of the position you are applying to, but should be short and industry relevant, showcasing the most important courses only.
When listing coursework on your resume and LinkedIn:
- List only your senior courses with no more than 7-10 courses in total.
- DO NOT list Introduction to xyz. Just list the course (Introduction to Communication – just Communication); DO NOT list course I, II and III. Just list the course (Accounting I, II and III – just Accounting)
- Do not list the course number – keep it short!
- List RELEVENT coursework! If you were a history major, but changing your degree to marketing, just list marketing coursework.
- Do not list general required coursework (English, Math, etc.) – just industry relevant courses to help key word optimize.
Recent graduates looking for a job or current students looking to build their resume through an internship should always include relevant course work on their resume. Your course work could make up for your lack of hands on experience in the industry. Listing your entire transcript will make your resume or LinkedIn profile too long, and you will lose interest of potential employers.
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