On Resume: Which Comes First, Education or Experience?


Many job-seekers ask, “What goes first on my resume — education or experience? The answer:
  • It depends on whether your degree or your experience is your best selling point. Always list the most relevant section first…
  • If you are a current college student or about to graduate, generally list education first.
  • If you are currently working, generally list experience first. A good cutoff point for moving your Experience section to the forefront of your resume is a year to 18 months after graduation.