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Old 07-06-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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Good Afternoon.... my brother and I have a little disagreement on building a resume, and I am just curious of peoples experiences, ESPECIALLY those who have done hiring, or have had to sort through resumes. (Please note that if you respond).

What work History should you list on your resume? Especially individuals who are fairly new to the "regular work force". I have two years of professional work experience out of college......

I have 4 years of college, a Bachelors and Associates degree. I have done a couple internships, and worked as a waitress, bartender, corporate trainer etc through college and before.

Most regular simply serving jobs don't apply to the sales and marketing area I am currently in, (besides learning to work with different people etc), but as I explain in my resume, I did many different things for my companies that included sales, marketing, and management.

So what is your experience? Do you think once someone has entered the "real work force" they should no longer include jobs they had during or previous to college years?

If you think it's okay to put applicable information, would it be stretching it to say that I had 5 years experience in sales and marketing if I am including school and all my work experience?

(I have had some professionals suggest that you have at least 5 years of work history regardless of your situation and current titles etc).




Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I would create your resume putting your internships, responsitibilties and emphasis on that. On the end of your resume after college put "other experience" and just list your other jobs.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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I would create your resume putting your internships, responsitibilties and emphasis on that. On the end of your resume after college put "other experience" and just list your other jobs.
Hey that's a great idea! Thanks!

Because my jobs pre college definitely still apply to my industry and I think I gained experience there.... so I would like to put them on there... but I had one person tell me I shouldn't put any jobs pre college...

Thanks again!
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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I have a heading at the bottom of my resume that says something like "Additional Work Experience" then I list (on one line) those experiences. Something like: Hospitality, Retail, Blah and Blah (with no dates or explainations)

Then, if you think your work history is too short to adequately show your skills you can have a summary section at the top of your resume where you list our strenghts.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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Looks like Veuve and I were basically posting the same thing at the same time :-)
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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I would create your resume putting your internships, responsitibilties and emphasis on that. On the end of your resume after college put "other experience" and just list your other jobs.
This is what I would suggest also.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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haha thanks a bunch guys! I don't know why I never thought of that. So my sub categories are as follows:
Summary,
Professional Experience,
Education,
Certifications,
Additional Work Experience.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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haha thanks a bunch guys! I don't know why I never thought of that. So my sub categories are as follows:
Summary,
Professional Experience,
Education,
Certifications,
Additional Work Experience.
That's how I did mine. I included volunteer experience in the last section, too.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Wow, you guys are also giving me an idea on how to organize my resume. Thank you'll very much!
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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Wow, you guys are also giving me an idea on how to organize my resume. Thank you'll very much!
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