Employment in Resume

Work history is the core of the resume for the experienced professional. Your space is limited, so your work history has to be brief and to the point. We suggest you write a full description of your previous jobs on a separate document and then start trimming it down. This way you are sure you can cover the employer's needs. If you start by trying to figure out how to put everything in a couple of lines you run the risk to miss important facts.

A resume is divided into several sections.You have around 23 lines in your employment section. If you have one employer, dedicate the employment section of your resume to that job, but you have the luxury to go into detail and mention all the job responsibilities that you had. Job titles can increase the financial value of a resume.

If you had more than one job, do not dedicate the same amount of space to each one. You should give more attention to jobs that are similar to the one you are applying for. For employment history that extends over 10 years , give limited details such as: Name of Employer and your main responsibility.

If you want to 'cover up' your age do not mention your age, dates and jobs that you had 15 years ago and over. If asked about them during an interview, just say that you ran out of space on your resume.

Include the following information in each job listed in your resume

  • Employment dates
  • Employer's Name
  • Locations
  • Employer's Business
  • Job Title
  • Number of people under your supervision
  • The title of your immediate supervisor
More on how to write about your work history in a resume :
Resume Sections: Your Work Experience

General Resume Information :
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