Should I have an education section on an SEO manager resume?
In reality, not everyone who thrived in the field of SEO has formal education in this field. The least educational attainment you should possess is a degree.
An education section in your resume is still important because some recruiters or hiring managers require such particular qualifications.
It doesn’t have to be full of details unless you’re a Ph.D. holder of a degree related to SEO which isn’t really that common.
At most, people holding SEO Manager positions have a degree in IT or Marketing.
What certifications can I add to my resume?
Accredited schools that offer SEO/SEM classes aren’t that common. And, a certification for SEO is a mostly good-to-have credential, not a necessity. They’re mainly useful for baseline knowledge because this industry (especially Google algorithm) changes so frequently.
The thing with SEO is that it’s a very dynamic profession to work as every knowledge that you know now about Google’s algorithm is not constant. If anything, change is the only constant thing in this field.
Proven experience still trumps any certification that certifies baseline knowledge on certain SEO practices. They aren’t necessary but they can be good to have, especially if you’re a newbie in this industry. So, of course, you can add certificates to your resume, but make sure they are relevant to the position.
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