10 Steps to a Better Resume

Your Experience and Work History on a Resume

You should place the experience section of your resume after the objective section. List your employers, job location, employment dates, job titles, and descriptions of your tasks, accomplishments and skills.

Employers want to know what you did and how closely that experience matches their needs. Things to consider when summarizing your relevant experience:

  • Include only the most important information about each position.
  • Be specific rather than general in your descriptions using concise and vivid language.
  • Quantify the impact of your actions in your previous positions. Facts, figures, and numbers help to do this. For example: How many accounts did you work on? How many employees did you supervise?
  • Be sure to include a list of key contributions or achievements.
  • Find key words and terminology in the job advertisement and be sure to include them in your resume.