6 Expert Tips to Write a Great Resume Work Experience

Resume Work Experience

One of the most challenging things about writing a resume is, composing your work experience. Each description of your work experience has to be concise and descriptive. After reading the description, a prospective employer should know exactly what your responsibilities were. Furthermore, it should convey what skills you have developed, where your strengths lie and what you have achieved.

Make that work experience look effective on your resume, follow these simple steps

Reverse Chronological Order

When you start with noting down your work experience, make sure to begin each item by stating the name of the place, location, and the Job Title (Eg: Manager, director, etc.) Consequently, list your experiences in reverse chronological order.

Focus on Strong Words

Describe your responsibilities in strong words. Consequently, use concise statements. Avoid jargons. Even more, focus on the strengths and skills that you possess and that you have identified as being important to your field. Likewise, try to incorporate industry-specific words. Show the potential employers how exactly you will fit their position and company.

Vary Action Verbs

Be sure to vary the use of your action verbs while writing your description. You don’t want all your descriptions to sound the same. Use past perfect tense for all the activities you have performed. Furthermore, avoid using ‘I’ and the use of any prepositions.

Quantify Responsibilities in your Work Experience

Whenever possible, quantify your responsibilities. Use numbers, dollar amounts, values, percentages.

For Eg:  “Increased monthly sales by forty percent.”

“Supervised and trained five new employees.”

Avoid Summarizing your Organization

Avoid summarizing the organization you worked with, or are currently associated with. The crux of the work experience is to focus on the role you performed, not on the organization itself.

Limit your Description

You can’t have a never-ending description. Know what exactly to add, and limit your description to three or four most important points.

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Nikhita Nair
With a keen interest in Human Resources, I have an experience of over a year into recruitment functions. Currently pursuing my postgraduate degree in Management, I intend to specialize in Human Resources and gain further knowledge to make an effective contribution in future.

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