Quick resume formatting question

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Quick resume formatting question

Postby Swimp » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:07 am

Hi all. Just curious about one nitpicky detail.

In listing work experience on my resume, my basic format is...

Job Title
[Bullets detailing responsibilites]

That whole block is indented and, to the left of it, I have the dates when I started and left each position. I've always had those dates in line with the job title, but a friend is telling me that it looks weird and I should have them in line with the employer's name. What do you all do? And, if you do the latter, how do you handle promotions? Do you not break down the time you spent in each role and just lump together the time you spent at the organization in both roles?

I hope that's relatively clear.

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Mr. Elshal

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Re: Quick resume formatting question

Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:59 am

Hi Swimp,

My resume uses a business-style, because I've been applying mainly to finance and accounting positions over the years, but what I have is basically like this (including a promotion from Position ABC to Position DEF):

XYZ, Inc. Sep. 2012 - May 2013
Position ABC New York, NY
- Assembled .....
- Performed.... achieving....

Position DEF
- Handled.....
- Made the company lots of money

LMNOP, LLC Jan. 2012 - Aug. 2012
Position RBF New York, NY
- Assembled .....
- Performed.... achieving....

Everything in red should be right justified, the Employers and Positions are left justified, and the bullets are indented 0.25 inches. Also, Employers are bolded and Positions are italicized.

I know everyone likes different formats but I hope this helps. Good luck!

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