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Basic resume question

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:48 pm

I have a resume question and figure this is the place to ask. I'm redoing my resume for the fall, and want to list three different positions that I had with one organization over the course of several years. How should this be displayed? Right now, I have:

Organization name, location
Position 1 Timeframe 1
Position 2 Timeframe 2
Position 3 Timeframe 3
Description of position 1.
Description of position 2.
Description of position 3.

Is this correct, or should the formatting be different? I have no line spaces between the descriptions of these positions. My issue is that for position 1, I am writing about 1.5 lines. I am then ending that second line, for position 1, prematurely and hopping down to describe position 2, so that these descriptions have a structure parallel to the position/timeframe structure above. It looks kind of off.
Thanks.
(And I'm posting anonymously because I fear I'd get flamed for even asking this lol.)

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Geat27
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Re: Basic resume question

Postby Geat27 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:52 pm

I would consider putting each position's description immediately under the position and timeframe.

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Re: Basic resume question

Postby nylaw23 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:01 pm

I think the format you have makes the reader have to jump around too much. Instead you have the description right under the position. Like...

Organization name, location
Position 1 Timeframe 1
Description of position 1.

Position 2 Timeframe 2
Description of position 2.

Position 3 Timeframe 3
Description of position 3.

For my resume, I have the organization name bolded and then I have the positions italized, not bolded (like above). You should also have a space between the positions, although you do not need a space between the organization name and first position.
And just a suggestion, for formatting questions like this, you probably do not need to resort to online forums. I advise you ask your real friends and DEFINITELY TALK TO YOUR CAREER SERVICES PEOPLE!!! If you have not had someone review your resume yet, I highly recommend you do so.

GL

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CG614
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Re: Basic resume question

Postby CG614 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:07 pm

You guys are crazy, trying to be all organized. I like to do it like this:
Position 2
Description 3
Position 1
Position 3
Description 2
Description 1

HTH!

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Re: Basic resume question

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:45 pm

nylaw23 wrote:I think the format you have makes the reader have to jump around too much. Instead you have the description right under the position. Like...

Organization name, location
Position 1 Timeframe 1
Description of position 1.

Position 2 Timeframe 2
Description of position 2.

Position 3 Timeframe 3
Description of position 3.

For my resume, I have the organization name bolded and then I have the positions italized, not bolded (like above). You should also have a space between the positions, although you do not need a space between the organization name and first position.
And just a suggestion, for formatting questions like this, you probably do not need to resort to online forums. I advise you ask your real friends and DEFINITELY TALK TO YOUR CAREER SERVICES PEOPLE!!! If you have not had someone review your resume yet, I highly recommend you do so.

GL

Thanks!

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Re: Basic resume question

Postby Grizz » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:47 pm

Just scrawl something in crayon on a napkin and call it a day.




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