Personal Employment History

You can write your personal employment history with these simple instructions!

What's On This Page?

  • List your previous jobs starting from the most recent.
  • List your duties for each job underneath each job listing.
  • Don't forget to use professional language as you write!
  • If you have extra space you can put in some non-job related experience.

If you have lots of previous jobs to list in your employment history then this part is easy for you! If you don't have very much previous job history then I have made another page just for you. Scroll to the bottom of the page and there's a link to a page explaining how to use non-job-related experience on your resume.

How to write your personal employment history

Start with your most recent relevant employment. List the dates you were employed there. List the next relevant employment, and the next. List them starting with the most recent one first.

Under each experience, list your duties. For example:
Operations Assistant at Andrews University Physical Therapy Department
Managed student needs within the department
Managed the front desk including phones and walk-ins
Event Coordinator for the department

Make it sound professional

Keep it brief and professional sounding. Remember how we used power words for the education section? We’re going to do the same for your experience. You didn’t answer the phone, you "managed the customer service desk." You didn’t plan parties, you were the "event coordinator."
When you’re done writing this section, like with all the sections, you should check out my sample resumes, and the formatting page to see how it should look in your resume.

What to do with extra space

If you have extra room you might consider adding some non-job related experiences. For more tips on doing that, or if you're looking for the page to tell you how to make an experience section for those who don't have a lot of experience, click here.

Not what you're looking for? If you don't have very much job experience and want help with the Experience section then click here!

Ready to list your skills? Click here for the Skills Section.

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