Q. You recently wrote a post about not listing incomplete education on your resume. What if I only have a high school diploma or didn’t finish my degree. Isn’t it better to have something listed rather than no education at all?
A. It depends. In many cases, I recommend not listing any education over listing an incomplete degree and – unless you are in high school – I don’t recommend listing high school on your resume.
Listing an incomplete degree can have the effect of simply drawing attention to your lack of a degree. Even worse, it can prompt readers to ask, “Why didn’t she finish that degree? I wonder if she has a hard time following through.”