5 Ways Your Resume Bullet Points Get You Hired

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2. Include Relevant Coursework

The world of education is drastically changing. Having a big-name institution like Harvard or Stanford on your resume will certainly give you a leg up on the competition. However, there has been an explosion of online learning sites in recent years that will allow you to take classes on most any topic – even ones taught at Ivy League schools. 

So while you might not have a Stanford degree, showing that you are taking relevant coursework to further your education can set you apart. This is especially important for say, an older worker who got a degree in accounting back in 1980, who is able to show that their skills are up to date by taking online, evening, or certificate courses in relevant areas.