HOW TO WRITE THE EXPERIENCE SECTION OF YOUR RESUME
Your actual work experience is the core of your resume. To recruiters and hiring managers, it's the most important part of your resume and the first thing they look to read.
If you're struggling to write the experience section of your resume, follow the simple formula outlined in the video.
All of the tips in the video are summarized in the notes section below for reference.
RULES FOR WRITING THE EXPERIENCE SECTION OF YOUR RESUME
- The first bullet under each job should document your core job responsibility.
- The second bullet under each job should document a secondary core job responsibility and be optimized with an accomplishment for maximum effectiveness.
- Your experience section should be a mix of responsibilities and accomplishments.
- Employers are most interested in your most recent experience which means you can include more bullet points in your most recent experience. Limit past jobs to 3-5 bullets maximum.
- Use present tense for your current job (i.e., Manage the operations...).
- Use past tense for past jobs (i.e., Managed the operations...).
- Use clear and concise language.
- Don't use periods at the end of your bullets unless you are writing complete sentences, which is not common for resumes.