Resume Heading Arrangement

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by bestallaround bestallaround, ADN, CNA, LPN, RN Member

Specializes in Telemetry/Stepdown, Government Nursing. Has 23 years experience.

My resume has the following headings arranged in this order:

Professional Experience

Volunteer Service

Education

Awards/Recognitions

Credentials

Professional Organizations

Is this the proper order, or does it really matter?

KrysyRN

KrysyRN, BSN

Has 31 years experience. 284 Posts

Switch the spots for Volunteer Service and Education. If your Education is less than five years old, it would be placed above Professional Experience.

Resume guidelines are never set in stone. The order and content of the sections usually goes by what is popular with or desired by recruiters/hiring managers at the present.