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Detailing Your Work Experience1:43 with Rakeem Thomas
This video addresses the work experience section of your resume. Focus on describing your work experience using strong action verbs, and bullet points for increased readability.
Detailing your work experience
Each entry should include your job title, your employer, your start and end dates, your basic responsibilities, and your most important accomplishments while you held that role. Remember to try to keep to only the most relevant, impactful activities, and start your bullets with action verbs and add a quantitative element if possible.
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In this video, we're going to talk about how to address the work experience section
of your resume.
As the name implies, you should focus on describing your work experience here.
You can use many of the same tips that we mentioned earlier
in order to create this section.
Using strong action verbs and bullet points for increased readability.
Remember, to keep your bulletpoints short and descriptive.
Work experience is generally listed in reverse chronological order,
meaning listing your most recent positions first.
When applying for a job, you should list your most relevant work experience.
However, relevant can sometimes be a broad term.
For example, if you're applying for
a project manager role, you're time spent as a retail manager is relevant.
Although it wasn't tech related there
are transferable skills you accquired as a retail manager that will prepare you for
the project manager role such as, meeting project deadlines, or leading a team.
On the other hand,
including your time spent as a retail associate is not necessary.
These roles are not very related and
including it adds unneccessary information the employer has to read.
Try not to fluff your resume by adding tons of unnecessary information.
Although it may seem like the right idea,
it is better to have a shorter resume with directly related information,
than a longer resume with information that is not relevant.
It's totally okay if your entire resume can fit on one page,
this makes it easier to read, increasing your chances of being interviewed.
In the video, we'll talk about how you should describe your accomplishments.
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