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Old 09-05-2007, 02:29 PM
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Default Non-Entry Level Resume

I've seen a lot of posts here about creating a quality entry-level resume, but very little (if any) about resumes for people with 5 or 6 years of experience. What should a resume look like for someone who's been at one job for 5 years, has had increasing levels of responsibility over those years, and has 5 or 6 exams? Just listing employment experience, exams, and where you got your degree from seems a little light. What else should be included? Are there any good examples of resumes like this out there?
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Are there any good examples of resumes like this out there?
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check here:

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Give examples of results rather than what your responsibilities were. Highlight any supervisory experience you have as well.
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Give examples of results rather than what your responsibilities were. Highlight any supervisory experience you have as well.
How do you go about showing that you started out doing something and then later on supervised that something? Should it be chronological?

-Performed blah blah, enhanced blah blah, whatever
-some other thing i did
-some other thing i did
-supervised blah blah

If I do that, then the "supervised blah blah" gets stuck at the bottom and it might get overlooked. How do people handle this?
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Recently put together a ~5 years experience resume.

I separated the "management" experience and "professional" experience. The former section was fairly straightforward and in the latter I only put key information. This worked for me as I have only had the pleasure of working at 1 employer.

To illustrate let's say your entirely unique experience at some company involves the following ..
In year 1 you crunch data,
in year 2 you run valuation software,
in year 3 you interpret and communicate results, and
in year 4 you manage others.

Each year the level of responsibility and difficulty grew... which would be nice to show if you had 40 pages. But you don't, so you could save space and still communicate what you need to by focusing on the interpretation and communication of results as well as the supervisory piece. I hope (for my sake) that no one reads a resume and goes "Well the fact that he/she interpreted results is just fine, but how do I know that they understand how to run the valuation software or work with the data?"

These comments are just for a general resume; if you are looking at a position that calls for ultra-extreme data manipulation skills you'd be smart to focus on the experience from year 1.

Also, IMO as long as the employers are in chronological order, the information presented as sub-bullets needn't be. On my resume the information is presented from "most awesome" to "least awesome". Other's may disagree with this method.

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Also, IMO as long as the employers are in chronological order, the information presented as sub-bullets needn't be. On my resume the information is presented from "most awesome" to "least awesome". Other's may disagree with this method.
I think that's just fine.

I also think that if you want to list the duties and accomplishments within a certain position in chronological order, that's OK too, but it should be in reverse chronological order, with the most recent things first (which would presumably be the most impressive) and the older, learning-the-ropes stuff at the end of the list.
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I also think that if you want to list the duties and accomplishments within a certain position in chronological order, that's OK too, but it should be in reverse chronological order, with the most recent things first (which would presumably be the most impressive) and the older, learning-the-ropes stuff at the end of the list.
If you have "impressive" experiences to show, I would be inclined to leave any "learning-the-ropes" stuff off of the resume (but that's MHO ).

To the OP: remember that the point of the resume is to get an interview, not present a detailed work history nor to land the job. (I know there may be exceptions when it comes to the smaller companies.)
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Thanks guys...one more question- do you have a separate section just listing exams (like with a "CAS Exams" heading)? If yes, do you put it first?
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Thanks guys...one more question- do you have a separate section just listing exams (like with a "CAS Exams" heading)? If yes, do you put it first?
Duh. To both.
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