Q: Where do I put my education on my resume? I have heard that it should be first before my experience. Is this true? ~ Maggie, Texas
A: Good question Maggie! It depends on when you graduated, your degree specialization, and your unique circumstances. Generally speaking, your education should be placed after your experience because your experience carries more weight with hiring managers once you reach a certain point in your career. If you are a recent graduate, then your education would be placed before your experience because your education would carry more weight. It all boils down to what will make you more marketable to hiring managers. For example, if you have tons of experience in an unrelated field and you just received a degree in the field you intend on pursuing, then your education would be placed first no matter how much unrelated experience you have simply because hiring managers would value your new degree more than they would value unrelated skills. Figure out what will be more of an asset for you to highlight and proceed accordingly.