The reason a hiring manager looks at your resume is to see if your skills and experience are a match for his open position. Where does he look on your resume? He looks at your Employment History to see if the skills and accomplishments you list show that you will be an ideal worker.
In this lesson, you will learn which format is best for listing your employment history. You will learn how to market your resume by focusing your history on accomplishments and measures rather than simply listing duties. Then you will craft an employment history for your own resume.
The No. 1 reason employers are looking at your resume is to find out if your skills and experience match their needs. How do they know what skills and experience you've had, and how can they tell if you will be an asset to their organization? By reading your employment history section.
You want this section to be powerful and to represent you in the best possible light. However, it also must be clear, concise, and understandable to anyone who reads it.
How can you make your Employment History powerful and concise?
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about the various employment history formats. Visit the Resume Gallery to see a full view of the bookkeeper, experienced paralegal, and teacher sample resumes used in these interactives.