I’m an advertising major who will be working in the industry upon graduation. The only true marketing classes I’ve taken have been in high school. Is it appropriate to say I have these classes under my belt?
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@beneubanks Q#191 When I started (i.e. before I had experience), I made sure to mention relevant classes/education.
@kgrantcareers Q#191 Don’t list classes taken. Create separate section n match wording from jd 2 what u learned n class + accomplishment.
@juliaerickson Q#191 HS dsn’t count as exper or relevnt ed’n on rez; cd mention in intervw as evidnce of long intrst in area.
@gradversity Q#191 I would stay away from listing your high school classes as most employers won’t consider these experience (or education).
@DebraWheatman Q#191 Highschool coursework is not viewed as applicable training. Suggest leaving that off.
@jtodonnell Q#191 Experience is practical application, not classroom theory. Mention coursework, but isn’t considered exp.
@askamanager Q#191 Don’t mention high school classes on your resume. For most hiring managers, they won’t really count and will look amateur.
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