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Video:Quick Tip: How to Write a Resume Experience Section

with Christopher Berrien

The experience section of your resume is where you'll describe all of the work you've done in the past. This About.com video will show you exactly what to include in the experience section of your resume.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tip: How to Write a Resume Experience Section

Hi, this is Christopher Berrien for About.com, and today we're going to talk how to write a resume experience section.

Definition of the Experience Section of a Resume

The experience section of a resume is what contains your formal employment history. You want to list all your jobs and responsibilities, starting with the most recent job and working your way backwards. It usually comes after a goals or objectives section. Any employment is suitable for inclusion, including internships and temp positions. However, if you're a computer programmer, you might avoid listing being a waiter 20 years ago.

What to Include in the Experience Section

Be accurate, but be relevant. Under the Experience header, list: the company name, the city/state, and the "from" date and "to" date. List specific responsibilities for each job, and anything of note that you accomplished.

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