(Closed) HR Bees….Advice on Resume Format

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I always just put my detailed related experience at the top no matter how recent it was, and i left out the dates, and then near the bottom i put my 3 most recent work places with the dates, then in my cover letter i embellished on my related experience only..

 

that’s what i did anyway

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I work in HR and am going for my PhD in Human Capital Management.

 

Yes, I would absolutely divide into two sections: “Related Experience” and “Work History.”

Also, don’t sell yourself short. Look at the job posting, its requirements, and make sure that they descriptions of all your experiences pull something that fit the requirements of the job. For instance, even though you may have been a waitress and are applying for something totally unrelated now, you should emphasize your abilityt to muli-task and your customer service.

Currently, my resume is divided into “Administrative Experience” and “Teaching Experience.” The more descriptive you can be in the headings, the better. We need to be able to understand you at first glance. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@RockStar33:  I really wouldn’t leave out the dates. If we can’t tell how long you worked at a location and how long ago that experience occured, we’ll have to pass you over. Smile

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@aliavenue:  Ditto on the two headings, and absolutely include the dates! Also, include everything since graduation so that there aren’t any gaps. (I’m a corporate recruiter for a global online media company, I hire sales and mktg)

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@bubbly234:  I would list the title of the position first and put a subheading: Promotion:

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@aliavenue:  I mentioned i added in the dates at the bottom beside where i actually worked. above that though i just plugged in my related work experience, without mentioning where it was at the beginning.   

But, i think it largely depends on the person who is hiring.  Every hiring manager is different, and everyone looks for something different that would make them want to interview you and hire you. 

Luck of the draw

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