Perhaps, you have specialized training in a computer programming topic or a certification in technical writing. How would you go about listing these aspects of training and certifications that aren’t quite career history and aren’t quite education? In the skills section, and here’s more on what you need to know about adding certifications to your resume.
It is very common for a candidate who creates a resume to not only, have degrees in a major field of study and career experience; but also, separate certifications and accreditation from taking courses, and/or training programs in specialized fields of interest. Most often these certifications are related in some way to the career and/or position to which the applicant subscribes-and thus, they have no idea where to include it in a manner that gets noticed, but is also appropriate.
Though you might think that certifications in particular topics in your field are education, as you have learned something significant; certifications actually refer to hands on training that is also education; whereas education is just education. It is a slight difference, but employers know the difference and so should you.
The best place to put details of your accreditations and certifications? In a section-that you may already have-called skills and expertise. Some resumes will entitle this “Related Skills and Expertise”, and include it after the section on higher education. Include details about your certificate programs and training, just as you would your education: the school where you received it, the title of the program, basic topics learned, responsibilities held, and start and completion dates.