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Asked by David on August 9, 2017

Do you recommend putting relevant course descriptions on an entry level information technology resume?

Answered by Amy , Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on August 9, 2017

Hello!
My advice to you would be to only include relevant course descriptions on an entry level resume if you still have space left once you have filled it with the other necessary content. This content includes your education, internships/large projects, and relevant skills.
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Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on August 14, 2017

In general, it is not necessary to add this information to your resume as just listing your degree and/or certifications in the education section of your resume is sufficient.  The bigger interest from employers is the type of experience that you have, especially in the field.  Experience as a full or part time employee, co-op or intern is of more interest to employers, usually, because we are looking to determine if you can do the job.  Knowing what type of courses you took really does not tell us anything, unless you add the grad you received for it, and that at best, tells us that you have a theoretical understanding of the topic.  Theory without practice is as attractive to employers, especially those looking to fill technical roles.

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Answered by James, Hiring Expert at Broadridge, on August 16, 2017

Adding relevant courses to your resume are a great way to fill blank space. If your one-page resume does not have space that would make the resume seem limited, than I wouldn't recommend adding the coursework.

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Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on August 23, 2017

I would recommend only including course descriptions on your resume if you are trying to fill space. Employers are going to care more about your degree, experience and skills than they will your coursework. Since you are looking for an entry-level IT position, I think it would be most beneficial to include any technical skills and/or program experience you have. As an entry-level job seeker, I would recommend keeping your resume to no more than 1 page.

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