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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