Sample Combination Resume Experience
It is in
developing the Experience section of your combination resume
that an understanding of the skills related to the position is
essential. It will help you determine how experiences will be
presented – will they all be listed in one section; will they be
separated into related and unrelated sections; or will they be
divided among several experience sections. The experiences may
be paid or unpaid.
- If more than one position was held for one employer,
they may all be listed (beginning with the most recent
first); they may be grouped together under the heading
“various positions” rather than listing all of them; or the
most recent position may be listed along with the fact that
other positions were also held.
- Related Experiences - Section Name
- Examples for labeling related experience(s) in a
Related Experiences - Responsibilities
- After researching the position and determining those
experiences that are related, it is important to add details
to the basic information listed above. These details will
communicate more completely your accomplishments and
qualifications for the position.
- It is in developing the related experience section(s) of
your combination resume that an understanding of the skills
related to the position is essential, as well as the
language used by the field, and more specifically by, the
prospective employer. It will help you determine how these
related experiences will be presented - what terminology you
will use; which responsibilities to emphasize; and which
responsibilities may be omitted.
- The experiences may be paid or unpaid.
- In addition, the related experiences may be separated
into one or more sections and labeled differently depending
on your situation - determine what would be most appropriate
and effective for you.
- The following basic information is provided for each of
the experiences (related or un-related) included in your
combination resume: Name of employer and City & state where
the employer is located
Un-Related Experiences - Responsibilities
- In addition to the related experiences, those
experiences not directly related to the career goal of the
resume are still listed. They provide information related to
work ethic qualities and often help explain gaps in time not
covered by related experiences.
- Most of these experiences are paid and are sometimes
given the heading “Employment” instead of experience.
- Only the basic information listed above is provided in
this section – details about the experiences are not
- These experiences are typically listed after the more
related experiences and sometimes listed even later in the
resume, depending on the content of the other sections of