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Qualifications and Training - Trips for a Better CV

Qualifications and training courses can make your CV stand out from the rest. If you do not have any relavent qualifications for the job role, it's better to miss out this section entirely rather than highlight it. Don't worry if you don't have any, it's easy to fill up more in the experience section later.

There are a few hard and fast rules to showing your qualifications on your CV:

1. Show the most relevant qualifications for the job you are applying for first. If there aren't any, then list the most advanced first.

2. Make sure you list all of the grades for each qualification, don't try and hide your lower grades as this will look like you have something to hide. Don't be afraid to show lower marks next to high ones.

The same applies for training. Try and list the training courses you have been on in an order that relates to the job role, with the most suitable first. If you have attended a large number of training courses then try and list the most advanced only as this will help preserve space without going over board. Unlike work experience, you can list qualifications going back as far as you like. Even though they are older, you still attended the course. Remember though, that listing too many courses will make it look like you just spend all you time going to courses.

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