The work experience section of your resume is worthy of your careful attention. But what exactly should that part of your resume look like? And what will optimize its effectiveness?
Keep one word in mind: relevance.
How much, and which, work experience you include on your resume depends on where you are in your career journey. For instance, are you changing fields or exploring a new industry? Did you just graduate, or are you a more seasoned professional? While those are critical considerations, regardless of the details, any work experience that merits space on your resume should be relevant to the job for which you’re applying.
Tailor your resume to the job.
To determine what would be most relevant, start with the position job posting. Read it carefully and note the skills and duties it mentions. Then, make a list of the responsibilities you have experience performing. When they overlap, you have identified what’s relevant.
When using a chronological resume format, list your past jobs in reverse chronological order. (Note: In some cases, you may want to opt for a format other than chronological.) For each one, include the job title, company name, location, employment dates, and then your duties, responsibilities and achievements in each role.
For more tips on perfecting your resume or conducting your successful job search from start to finish, contact the career development professionals at PrideStaff Fresno today. We look forward to helping you land your next great opportunity!