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Training/Courses – Inside Information, Examples, Q&A

Listing the training you have received, workshops you have participated in and seminars you have attended highlight for prospective employers the special skills or knowledge that you possess and may give you an edge on your competition. Additionally, many careers require some level of training as an important qualification for a job. For example, many employers in real estate, finance, law, healthcare, and management sectors prefer candidates with active participation in ongoing training and development programs.

 

Use this section to list relevant courses, training, workshops, seminars, certificate programs, military certification, or other professional education you have obtained that were not part of your formal education or degree program. Attending training programs demonstrates to a potential employer your willingness to increase your skills and further yourself in your career.

 

Choosing the Order

 

List the training you have received in order of relevance to the job you are seeking.  If your training is of equal importance, list it in reverse chronological order, listing you most recent first.

 

If possible, group your training under global headings such as “Computer Skills Training,” or “Customer Service Training.”  If you group your training, list the most important category at the top, and each item in the category in reverse chronological order. 

 

Listing Important Skills and Abilities

 

Be sure to add the skills developed during training to your Skills or Experience sections, in case they are not made obvious by the title of your training program.

 

Listing Non-Descriptive Training or Seminar Titles

 

If the title of a training session you attended had a name not descriptive of the training content, include the training content in parentheses next to the title.  For example, a class called “Eyes on the Future,” which discussed leadership skills, would be listed as “Eyes on the Future (Leadership Skills)” or “Eyes on the Future,” a leadership seminar.

 

 

Insider Tip:  If you only have one or two items to list under your Training and Workshop heading, you may want to consider combining your Training and Education section together under one heading called Education and Training:

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

·          MBA, Finance and Accounting, Haas School of Business, 2014

·          BS, Accounting, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014

·          Courses in Total Quality Management, Steven Covey Leadership

·          Workshops and Seminars on Negotiation, Stedman Graham

Training/Courses - Examples

 

WORKSHOPS, TRAINING AND SEMINARS

2012 – “Leading for Change”, talent and leadership seminar, Tom Peters

2011 – “Learning to Lead”, supervisory leadership seminar, Great Leaders

2011 – “Strategic Planning for the Future”, business development training program, Pinnacle

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

·          MBA, Finance and Accounting, Haas School of Business, 1995

·          BS, Accounting, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992

·          Courses in Total Quality Management, Steven Covey Leadership

·          Workshops and Seminars on Negotiation, Stedman Graham

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Completed numerous professional training courses in the following areas:

 

 

·    Conflict Management

·  Problem Solving/ Decision Making

·    Managing to Stay Legal

·  Strategic Management

·    Time Management

·  Project Management

·    Concept I Operation and Maintenance

·  ISO9001 Element Training

·    Capital Expenditure Linkage and Evaluation

·  Financial Performance

·    Resource Management

·  Clean Room Training

 

 

WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING

First Local Bank,  Detroit, Michigan. Commercial credit training workshop. 2002

Haas School of Business,  Berkeley, California. Marketing courses. 2001

 

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION:

Windows NT WorkStation 4.0, Windows NT Server 4.0, Linux/Unix Networking, Linux/Unix Server/Workstation, AS/400 systems, Mac Systems (in progress).

 

Training/Courses - Questions & Answers

What if I only have one or two items to list in the training section?

 

If you only have one or two items to list under a Training and Workshop heading, you may want to consider combining your Training together with an Education section under one heading called Education and Training as follows:

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  •           MBA, Finance and Accounting, Haas School of Business, 1985
  •           BS, Accounting, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1982
  •           Courses in Total Quality Management, Steven Covey Leadership
  •           Workshops and Seminars on Negotiation, Stedman Graham

 

Should I include training received by a well-known person or institution?

 

Famous names or institutions will create a favorable impression so, whenever possible, you should include this information.

 

Should I include training that is not related to my employment objective?

 

You can include training that is not directly relevant to the job you are seeking if you think that training makes you a more attractive candidate for the job.  If not, only include training that is relevant to your employment objective.

 

Is there a time limit on the training I should include?

 

Generally, you want to limit your resume to the experience you have gained over the last 10 to 15 years.  However, if you received training before then and this training is still valid and relevant to the position, then you should include it without a date. However, you may consider leaving out the date the training was received.

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