Organize resume by date or importance?

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JennBNYC
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Organize resume by date or importance?

Postby JennBNYC » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:11 pm

Hopefully this isn't confusing, but basically, do you order it by date or importance?

For example, there are awards I received that have these ranges:
2007 (most impressive, but one year only)
2003-2007 (medium impressiveness)
2003-2007 (medium impressiveness)
2004-2007 (high impressiveness)

I don't know how to rank them. They all end on the same date, but I don't want to put the longest ones first necessarily because they're not all that special. I have the same issue with jobs and activities. I want to put the best things toward the top, but that may not make sense chronologically.

Advice, please? :-)

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Re: Organize resume by date or importance?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:12 pm

I would go by starting date since they all end at the same time.

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Re: Organize resume by date or importance?

Postby sarahh » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:14 pm

I would do it chronologically. If it is minor, you don't necessarily need to put it on your resume (unless the school asks you to list everything).

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Re: Organize resume by date or importance?

Postby JennBNYC » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:02 pm

sarahhope82 wrote:I would do it chronologically. If it is minor, you don't necessarily need to put it on your resume (unless the school asks you to list everything).


I wouldn't necessarily say "minor," but just not AS impressive. Plus, some did ask for every little details (annoying). I think I'll go chronologically; I don't want them to think I can't put things in order, lol.

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Re: Organize resume by date or importance?

Postby 2014 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:12 pm

Just put them most recent ---> oldest in terms of starting date if they all end the same. That doubles to get the impressive ones up front.

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Re: Organize resume by date or importance?

Postby forward » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:54 pm

By date unless instructed otherwise.

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Re: Organize resume by date or importance?

Postby merichard87 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:03 pm

Arrange by ending date starting with the one that ended most recently.




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