How to write professional work experiences on resume
As we all know that writing a winning resume is really important if we want do job. There are various sections in a resume and to write each section in most efficient way become difficult sometimes. One of those sections is ‘The work experience’ section of your resume. It is equally or even more important section of a resume. It can make or break the chance of getting an interview. It needs to include relevant points that prove you are the person employer should consider first.
Listed below are some points to be considered when you are writing the work experience section.
- Title of the section
Name the section “Work History,” “Work Experience,” “Employment Experience,” “Employment History” or use any other word that concisely reveals what the section entails. This section should include all the work experience for which you were paid. Include your full-time jobs, part-time jobs. If you were or are self employed, mention it. Don’t include any volunteer jobs or any unpaid work experience. But if you feel that there is any work that you have done and should be mentioned in the resume then mention it but in separate section called “other experience”.
2. Content of Work experience section
There are few important things, you should never leave out:
-Names of companies where you were employed.
-City and state of companies.
-Positions/ posts you held.
-Period of employment for each job, write from Month/Date- to Month/Date.
-General summary/description and bullet list of responsibilities and accomplishment.
3. Your achievement or contribution to the company
One very important part of the work experience section is to finding the best way to list your achievement and contributions to the company. Highlight the information relevant to the position you’re applying for. Add this using bullets points.
4. Arranging working experience
Always add your work experience in reverse-chronological order, means most recent one on the top and so on.
5. Deal with breaks/gaps
Never add major gaps in your work history. Even if you were unemployed, list volunteer work or community service under the “Other Experience” section. If you have taken a break from your job to attend any educational programs and classes be sure to add it under “Education.”
There is no particular rule for formatting, just keep in mind that you want to find a design that’s appealing to the eye. Keep it simple, neat and clean. Don’t overdo it.