I have started writing my résumé. My summary includes following details:

• Full Stack Application Developer

• 3 years 8 months of industry experience with C#, Asp.Net MVC, T-SQL, Azure and other Microsoft technologies

I have also been an academic topper from school to engineering college, I want to include it in summary as well, should I mention it in summary? Also, need some help/pointers in wording the same.

  • Are you from India? – Masked Man Oct 2 '16 at 14:53
  • Yes from India, by academic topper I mean first ranker (or top 3) in class – usercr Oct 2 '16 at 14:59
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    @paparazzi Two page resumes are the standard in India. A US-style one page resume will most likely be tossed in garbage, not because the resume is bad but simply because most people would think it is "lacking". – Masked Man Oct 2 '16 at 16:59
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    @Lilienthal India is, by and large, no different. "Top 3" means something if the company is hiring a college graduate. For a candidate with 2 or more years of experience, it is, at best, an "interesting trivia". I emphasise the "something" because even for a college graduate, nobody attaches great importance to it. It is just one of those factors which help filter candidates to an extent. I imagine it works more or less the same in most countries, at least in IT. – Masked Man Oct 3 '16 at 14:06
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    Hello and welcome to the Workplace. Unfortunately we don't do CV advice here, so I'm voting to close. You still try the chat though where someone might assist you. Good luck – rath Oct 3 '16 at 15:32

Usually a resume will have an education section in which you will describe honors that substantiate how well you did, e.g. "magna cum laude".

The further away you are from college the less relevant these distinctions are, but I am reasonably sure that some companies still hold academic achievement in high regard even years past graduation. Given this should take half a line on your resume, I would include it with your education.

This is U.S.-centric advice (your comments, but not your question, specify the geography).

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