CV qualifications

Most people add their qualifications on a CV, and sometimes employers specifically ask you to include qualifications. Some people list all their qualifications whilst other people summarise their qualifications. There are no hard and fast rules to include each and every qualification or professional training course.

CV Qualifications

However, qualifications can add value to your CV, and it is generally conventional to include them.

Please see more advice on CV qualifications below

Further CV Qualifications advice:

Typical qualifications that people include on a CV include degrees, master's degrees, PhDs, HND's, HNCs, A-levels, O levels, GCSEs etc.

You are not obliged to include your grades, unless the employer specifically asked you to do so. At the same time, it's usually worth including your grades if you have good grades. For example, 2:1 and above for your degree.

Another tip would be to actually include your degree title (if you have a degree). Some people just include things along the lines of 'Arts Degree.' However, that is somewhat vague and doesn't tell the employer much. You should be more specific and especially if the qualifications are relevant to your target job.

If you are applying for work in the UK and have a foreign qualification, then rather than include the foreign qualification in your native tongue (as some people do), it is best to translate your qualification into English and give the equivalent grade.

E.g. equivalent to a first class degree in history.


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