WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO WRITE YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE IN YOUR RESUME?
Oct 28, 2022. By Admin
Producing the descriptions of your jobs, volunteer work, projects, and other relevant activities is one of the most challenging aspects of writing a good resume. Your employment history and volunteer experience should be described in clear, simple, yet descriptive language. A potential employer should be able to tell from reading your description exactly what your duties were, what skills you have acquired, where your talents are, and what you have accomplished. The following are the few ideas that helps in creating a concise and informative work experience section. They are,
- Begin each category by stating its name, location, dates and job title.
- List out the experience section in reverse chronological order.
- Describe your responsibilities in a concise length but with strong verbs. Focus more on the skills & strengths that you find it more relevant and important to the respective fields.
- Try to incorporate the industry specific keywords while you write and show potential employers exactly how you will fit their position and their company.
- Make sure to vary your action words. Do not make all your descriptions to sound the same. Use present tense for the activities which are ongoing and past tense for those with which you are no longer involved.
- Avoid using the pronouns and prepositions and the usage of ‘I’ and ‘the’.
- Quantify your accomplishments whenever possible by using numbers, amounts, dollar values and percentages.
- Always spell out numbers under 10 and use numeric symbols for numbers 10 and over. However, there are always exceptions.
- A company or group you worked with should not have their activities summarized or described. Instead of describing the job or organization itself, describe your duties and successes related to the particular organization.
- Limit your description to the three or four most important points.
INCLUSION OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Studying, working and volunteering abroad allows a student to develop and refine many skills, including:
- ADAPTIBILITY- as it pertains to the traditions, laws, business behavior codes, mores/values/morals/customs, currency, and more. You probably shown your ability to make new acquaintances and/or professional connections, get around in a strange place, travel on your own, etc.
- COMMUNICATION SKILLS- familiarizing yourself with non-verbal behavior as well as spoken and written language. You probably used your instincts and intuition when speaking with others, which improved your intercultural and global awareness.
- CRITICAL THINKING & PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS- You probably experienced issues when you were overseas that lacked obvious solutions. You probably used your critical thinking, problem-solving, logic, and imagination to come up with the answers. You can reach us at email@example.com or give us a call at 0091 844 844 8780 for further queries.
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