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Working Experience is another most important section of your resume. Actually, some other resume resources may call it as Experience rather than Working Experience because this section has some variations, such as professional experience, relevant experience, employment background, and even military experience.

  • Generally, you are required to list each employment on your resume. Though not all experience are relevant to the position you are seeking, the recruiters want to see the whole picture of you. They will find it helpful to look at all of your experience in determining your qualification for the job. Each job you ever engaged in may demonstrate a certain skill, strength, or characteristic, such as teamwork, management, communication, and etc. So, it is wise to show as many skills as you have developed through previous working experience.

  • You will need to list your employment in a reverse chronological order so that the employer can see your career advancement quickly.

  • If you have any part-time job experience, internship, or other summer employment during college, you can also list them here.

  • For each experience, list the company name, your job title, the location (city, state or country if outside the United States) and the date of employment (month/year).  Under each employment, you should also include your project, accomplishments. It is wise to describe each engagement using action verbs, figures. For example, it is better to say "Generated about $30 in revenue" than "Generated a lot of sales". If you have obtained some skills through such experience, list them.

  •  For U.S. job applicants, you can also list military experience, including dates, assignments, ranks and significant experience and skills.

How to Create Your Resume Experience

The Experience section is different according to the resume format: functional, chronological, or combination. Below we will discuss one by one.



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