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At your last employer, you worked your way up in your first department and have held a variety of different positions in other departments, as well. Your career shows great progress – that’s the good news. The bad news is you’re not sure how to properly illustrate it all on your resume without it getting confusing. As one of Tempe’s top employment agencies, PrideStaff knows there are generally two ways to approach this situation:

If the Jobs Were Similar

Say, for instance, you started off as a data entry clerk, moved onto receptionist and now are the executive assistant to the company CFO. Those would be considered similar positions that build upon past experiences. If that’s the case for you, then list your experience at the company with your job titles in a stacked format – with duties bulleted beneath. For instance:

 

ABC Company, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Executive assistant to CFO (January 2015 – present)

Senior receptionist (March 2013 – January 2015)

Receptionist (July 2011 – March 2013)

 

  • Job duties listed here
  • Explanation of accomplishments here
  • More accomplishments and results

 

The information you list in the bullets should represent your most impressive accomplishments across your roles. Remember, you don’t need to list every detail of your background at the company. Your resume is like a marketing brochure – and just meant to highlight the best points about your professional career, not every point.

If the Jobs Were Different

If, on the other hand, you moved around a lot at a company and your jobs were totally different, then you’ll want to create separate descriptions for each position under “Work History.” Start by listing and bolding the company name, then citing and indenting each position and related bullet points. For instance:

 

ABC Company, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Event coordinator (January 2015 – present)

  • Job duties listed here
  • Explanation of accomplishments here
  • More accomplishments and results

Assistant office manager (March 2013 – January 2015)

  • Job duties listed here
  • Explanation of accomplishments here
  • More accomplishments and results

 

In this situation, be sure to highlight only your experience that’s most relevant to the position you’re applying for. In your cover letter, you may also want talk about your growth with and loyalty to the company over a number of years and through range of positions as a way to stand out from other candidates.

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