How to Write The Most Crucial ‘Work Experience’ Section in Resume


The backbone of a resume is its work experience. It will either break or make the interview. You need to prove yourself worthier than the other employees who are fighting for the same position. Always remember, someone else may have more experience than you but how you present yours can make a difference. Make it such that your hiring manager considers you first.


Label the section “Work Experience,” “Work History,” “Employment Experience,” “Employment History” or any other relevant title that summarizes the section.  Make sure you only include experience for which you were paid. This includes full-time work, part-time jobs, self employment, internships, and projects for which you were a part of temporarily. Many people tend to do the mistake of including volunteering work, charitable work or any other unpaid job.

If you do feel there are any such unpaid experiences that the hiring manager should know about and can help you prove yourself more suitable then that information should go in its own section. You may label it “Relevant Experience” or “Other Experience.” Furthermore, write it the same way you will the work history.

Here are a few things you should not leave out from your work history section: 

Names of all the organizations you were employed with along with the city and state of each organization.

Positions and/or designations you held. (In case of promotion, list only the last position held.)

Mention employment periods for each job, written in the format of Month/Date – Month/Date.

Brief description of responsibilities, you can write each point in bullet (if required)

You can add promotions, but only do so if it doesn’t make the resume too lengthy. You resume should only be one page (two if you have a lot of experience or are applying for a very senior position).

Be accurate and concise. We suggest you to highlight the relevant information that relates to the position you’re applying for. Start with the most important points and then work down. Avoid wordiness and hyperbole that can create unnecessary exaggeration instead, use brevity.
Avoid this-
I worked on a daily basis with the company’s most important clients helping them solve problems and making them happy.
Instead, Use this- Worked with clients to solve problems.

Always use a proactive voice and action words.


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