This is the third piece in our “Resume 101” series. Check out the post on writing your accomplishment stories along with the post on how to perfect your introductory objective statement so your resume gets noticed.
Your employment history is simply a list of jobs you have held combined with a brief explanation of the duties you performed.
Your employment history should contain:
- Your title in the job
- The name and location of the company
- A brief description of what you did
- The years of employment
Press Operator, ABC Printing Company, Kansas City, MO
Responsible for running high-speed color offset printing equipment. (2007 – Present)
Gaffer, Thunder Video Studios, Oakland, CA
Responsible for selecting and setting up all studio lighting and equipment for film and video productions. (2011 – 2015)
Project Manager, Acme Chemical Co., Beaumont, TX
Responsible for managing construction and startup of several major facilities brought on line at this chemical plant. Analyzed tasks and directed personnel. (2001 and 2016)
Remember – If you have held a number of different jobs for one employer, it is permissible to group similar positions. In this case, use the title of the last job you held as the title of the position.
Lab Technician, ABC Research Co., Boston, MA
Held a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities in the areas of research, production, and product development. (1998 – Present)
Remember – Keep your summary of job duties very brief. These are only highlights of your employment history, not complete job descriptions.
If you have questions about your resume, or about your career in general, be sure to Ask The Counselor!