Resume Work Experience
By Steve Burt
Work experience is the true heart of your resume. To be effective, this section of your resume has to demonstrate to prospective employers that, not only do you know how to do the job, but that you're good at what you do.
The evidence that demonstrates how good you are at the work you do is the accomplishments you've made at your jobs. It's one thing to tell prospective employers in your resume's work experience section what you did. It's something else to show them how well you did it.
What I'm referring to when I talk about accomplishments in your resume's work experience section are those things you've done in your work that have made a difference. For example:
To make your accomplishments especially strong, include specific quantitative information (dollar value of projects, increased revenues resulting from your efforts, etc.) For example:
The following is an example of a resume work experience entry. Note that the entry starts off with a short paragraph that discusses the responsibilities of the position followed by a bulleted list of accomplishments. This presentation gives a strong focus to the accomplishments while still providing a description of the job duties:
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