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Work experience

Work experience sample

List jobs and accomplishments relevant to your job goal in the Work Experience section. Many employers want to see your work history, so if you have unrelated jobs that still fill in your work history, just include a brief description. If you have gaps in your work history, check out a resume format that emphasizes your skills.

Beth calls her work experience section Professional Experience:

Work Experience

There are several points to note about this section:

  • For a resume format, Beth chose a combined style (chronological with functional headings). This works well because:
    • She has a steady work history, with no break between jobs. Both of her jobs are administrative assistant positions.
    • The transition from administrative assistant to project coordinator is a logical progression, not a major career change.
    • The headings (Project Coordination/Management and Advanced Administrative Support) let her highlight advanced projects that help qualify her for a coordinator position.
  • For achievements in each job, she uses bulleted text and keeps her the general job descriptions brief.
  • She uses the same set of task headings for the two jobs. This reinforces the headings, and helps the reader scan quickly.
  • To emphasize her current position, she gives more detail, but keeps both job descriptions at about two lines.