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Presenting Your Experience in Resumes

Experience sections of resumes demonstrate specifically what you have accomplished during your paid or volunteer work experience. But to be effective, you must describe your experience in concrete terms using language that presents you as you would like to be seen.

Employment Objective
    A position in management or human resource development, using my communication, training, and supervisory skills

Although this document has described general guidelines for presenting your experience to prospective employers, you'll also need to decide upon the format you'll use to organize your experience. Experience can be presented chronologically, can be ordered according to skills developed or functions performed (job titles). For jobs requiring creative ability, experience can even be presented imaginatively. For more information about these methods of organizing experience in your resume, select a method listed below:

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Last update: 5 October 1999

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