Work experience is one of the resume basics. This is the section you can showcase work experience that matches the employer’s needs. As noted throughout this site – it’s extremely important that you showcase skills and experience that show why you are the right candidate for the job.
Before you start to write this section, it is important that you take some time to really assess your skills and experience. I have learned that many people undervalue what they bring to the table. Even worse, they tag important work traits such as organization and planning skills as not significant enough to consider.
Take the time to do a little brainstorming. Without thinking about it, jot down your accomplishments and the skill sets you needed in order to find that success. See if you notice any patterns.
Another reason I suggest this exercise is because you may discover forgotten experiences and skills that better match the position you are applying for.
Your goal is to capture the most significant or important experiences. You want to be the one who gets the job instead of someone else. So take your time and do it right.
Once you know what information you want to convey, you’ll need to organize it in the best possible way. You always want to start with your most current work experience and work your way backwards. Remember, your goal with your resume is to keep the employer interested – solidifying with each new piece of information why you are the best candidate to bring in for an interview.