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