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Writing the Experience Section on Your Resume

How do you write the Experience section?


What to include, how to format it, and how far to go?


Here is how I do it, and you should too:


1️⃣ Think about where are you on the career path right now:


Beginners – focus on and list their internships, project-related experience, or volunteering.


Established professionals – list their full-time jobs first, other experiences after.


2️⃣ Write the Experience section always in reverse chronological order.


3️⃣ For every job, include a job title, company name, location, and employment dates (usually month and year, but if you have many short-time jobs, consider including only years).


4️⃣ You can also write a short (1-line) description of the company.


5️⃣ For every job, describe your role using as many metrics as possible, think about context, and include at least 2 to 3 most significant achievements.


That’s all! 💁‍♀️


Many ask, “should I include all my jobs on my resume?”


Yes, you should, and if your career is substantial, list all experiences older than 10-15 years in a separate “Previous Work Experience” section without details.


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Check out the example below. 👇


Resume writing experience section

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P.S. Backed up with 10+ yrs of HR consulting and 5+ years of coaching experience. 🙂

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