Resume Writer and Career Consultant, Best Impression Career Services, Inc.
Louise Kursmark, MRW, JCTC, CEIP, CCM One of the leading resume-writing experts in the United States, Louise is an authority on a wide range of career and employment issues. She has written 18 books about resume writing, interviewing, and job search and has been featured and quoted in countless online, print, and broadcast publications. Her passion is helping people “tell their story” in a way that is compelling, memorable, and relevant. As founder and president of Best Impression Career Services, Inc., Louise works directly with senior executives in career transition. She is also a founding board member of the Career Management Alliance, was the first person worldwide to earn the prestigious “Master Resume Writer” credential, and is a 6-time winner of "best resume" awards from two different professional associations.
Resume Writing - If I've held similar jobs in the past, will I sound repetitious in my resume?
Resume expert Louise Kursmark discusses how to avoid sounding repetitous in your resume.
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Host: If I have held similar jobs in the past, will it sound repetitious on my resume?
Louise Kursmark: If you use the approach for you are listing your job duties on your resume and not much else and you had two or three jobs that were similar in job title and scope then certainly it is going to be repetitious and it's going to be boring and it is going to make it look like you didn't advance in your career and that's not really a positive message.
There are several things you can do a case, you might group them together under one heading and show off three, listed one after the other with the timeline for each and then use one summary job description that would work pretty well or you can take the approach that I am going to describe the job description, I am just going to describe the accomplishments and the events and the activities in the success of that position and of course that would be unique for every position, you are not going to have any reputation if you focus on accomplishment when writing your resume.