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    Tiffany Tarpein
    Tiffany Tarpein

    Posts : 112
    Join date : 2010-02-19
    Age : 45
    Location : Austin, TX

    Experience Empty Experience

    Post  Tiffany Tarpein on Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:24 pm

    When writing about your experience, follow a consistent, easy-to-read format.
    We suggest you follow this example:

    LAN/WAN Administrator: US Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, NC (1993-1999).

    For each job you’ve had, include your title, company name, city, state and the years you worked there.
    Don’t include the months, as this may highlight any gaps in employment.

    Below this first line, describe your typical daily duties in one or two sentences. But don’t on duties or responsibilities. You want to emphasize achievements, effective projects and other good things you did on each job.

    So, your description for a typical job might look like this:

    Account Executive: WWWW Radio 107 (CBS), Southfield, MI (1994-1995).
    Handled spot radio sales involving business-to-business, sports and retail accounts.

    Served as marketing/advertising consultant to businesses.
    Grew account billings from $10,000/month to $60,000/month in under one year.
    Worked on radio, Yellow Pages, direct mail and TV campaigns.
    Note for recent graduates from college or high school:
    if you don’t have much work experience, be sure to make the most of your education and training. For example: in your Profile section, include 5-10 of the classes that are most relevant to the job you seek. You can also include volunteer work in your experience section; work is work, even if you didn’t get paid for it!

    For more ideas, please see our resume templates.

    While there are exceptions to these rules, this format gives you a lot of flexibility to describe your experience in an effective manner.

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