There are a few standards that are expected to be followed as you begin to write your experience section.
- Do not list more than five jobs. Anymore and your resume appears crowded. If you have worked at a lot of jobs, only choose the positions that are the most relevant to the job you are applying for. But, attempt to avoid exposing an employment gap if you have one.
- As you describe the companies and organizations that you have previously worked for, only include the company name, city, and state where they are located. The full street address is not typically listed here.
- List the job title that you held at your previous position.
Unless you are attempting to cover an employment gap, list the month and years that you worked for the company.
For example: January 2010 - Present.
Next, the program will ask you to fill in information in the "Descriptions and Duties" box. Keep this short, no more than twelve words, and these descriptions will show up in bulleted form.
Write about your skills and accomplishments during your time that you worked at the company, focus on the best information you can think of to really impress your reader. Write about significant accomplishments or improvements you made to the company such as: "increased sales for the quarter by 25%."
- If you wish to change the order of the jobs that you entered into your employment history, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RETYPE THE DATA. Use the drop down box to select the numbered order that you would like the job listings to appear.