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Work History Resume Template
Your Name
Address
Telephone Number(s)
Overview or summary, goal or objective. An appropriately brief and relevant statement of your main
qualifications and goal. This is optional and can be omitted if it simply states the obvious.
Employment – A chronological list of the jobs you have held. Format can vary, but respect these
rules:
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Most recent position is listed first.
-
List dates continuously and consistently by month and year – or year only.
-
Account for gaps in the sequence.
-
Avoid showing each new position with the same employer as a new job. (Use a subheading
approach to avoid repeating the same information.)
-
State your job title. (Give some brief indication what that means in the organization – the
title of the person to whom you reported, for example.)
-
Describe your duties and responsibilities in terms that mean something.
(Number of people supervised and their status.)
(Volume of business generated.)
(Amount of change in indicators that measure what you do.)
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Mention several believable, verifiable accomplishments. (Things that would be valued by
the employers you are now seeking to impress.)
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Consolidate older and less relevant experience at the bottom of the resume.
-
Respect the one-page limit – two at the most and only if justified.
Education – List your most important degree or certificate of training first in the section which, itself,
will go either at the beginning or end of the resume, depending on the relative importance of your
work and education. Provide name of school or college, major (if it adds to the value for the job in
question), year of graduation, and province (possibly city) where college is located, depending on how
well known it is.
Comments, professional affiliations, or other concluding statements can be added if kept brief and if
they contribute to, rather than detract from, the main resume.
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Work History Resume Template
Your Name
Address
Telephone Number(s)
Overview or summary, goal or objective. An appropriately brief and relevant statement of your main
qualifications and goal. This is optional and can be omitted if it simply states the obvious.
Employment – A chronological list of the jobs you have held. Format can vary, but respect these
rules:
-
Most recent position is listed first.
-
List dates continuously and consistently by month and year – or year only.
-
Account for gaps in the sequence.
-
Avoid showing each new position with the same employer as a new job. (Use a subheading
approach to avoid repeating the same information.)
-
State your job title. (Give some brief indication what that means in the organization – the
title of the person to whom you reported, for example.)
-
Describe your duties and responsibilities in terms that mean something.
(Number of people supervised and their status.)
(Volume of business generated.)
(Amount of change in indicators that measure what you do.)
-
Mention several believable, verifiable accomplishments. (Things that would be valued by
the employers you are now seeking to impress.)
-
Consolidate older and less relevant experience at the bottom of the resume.
-
Respect the one-page limit – two at the most and only if justified.
Education – List your most important degree or certificate of training first in the section which, itself,
will go either at the beginning or end of the resume, depending on the relative importance of your
work and education. Provide name of school or college, major (if it adds to the value for the job in
question), year of graduation, and province (possibly city) where college is located, depending on how
well known it is.
Comments, professional affiliations, or other concluding statements can be added if kept brief and if
they contribute to, rather than detract from, the main resume.
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Example of Work History Resume
William K. Akrin
56 Brunel Road
Huntsville, ON
P1H 2A2
Overview
Technical Writer with formal training and experience in computer technology and technical writing
seeks editorial opportunity with mass market user’s magazine.
Experience
January 1995 – Present: Technical Writer
Brainware Computer Products, Inc., Huntsville, ON
Assist in the preparation of technical manuals that support the use of software products created at
Brainware. Experience includes interviewing programmers and systems engineers to identify
program features. Convey features and step-by-step instructions for use in lay language. Attend
national workshops to receive feedback on manuals and products. Full rang of mass market
software including desktop publishing, graphic arts, and business packages featuring word
processing, data bases, spread sheets, etc.
September 1992 – December 1995
Full-time study for bachelor’s degree.
June 1990 – August 1992: Customer Service Technician
Matson Software, Ltd., Norwich, Ct.
Telephone contact for users of Matson Software products including their complete line of word
processing, spread sheet, graphic presentation, and data base programs. Assisted users in isolating
their problems and guiding them to solutions. Maintained records on nature of questions addressed
and assisted technical writing staff in the revision of manuals.
Education
Associate in Arts (AA)
Bachelor of Technology (BT)
Computer Studies
Technical Writing
Asnutuck Junior College, CT, 1990
West Connecticut College, CT, 1997
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