Job Search Tip:
If your job or profession requires a degree or a certificate, and if the one you have matches the kind required in your line of work, make sure that your resume mentions it in the section that covers your educational background. It is always better to have a degree which is relevant to your profession, but if you have a degree in phlebotomy while you are working in finance, for example, it is still useful to show that degree in your resume as that indicates that you have the ability to learn new skills in diverse subjects and that you can complete significant projects that require long term commitment, which is viewed as a positive sign for hiring managers. However, it is a good idea to ensure that the college or university transcript shows the same graduation date (or the date on which the degree or certificate was conferred), as shown on your resume. It may seem trivial but if your resume shows a different date than what is on the transcript, that could reduce your chances of getting past the resume-screening phase of the hiring process!