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How Do I Handle a Resume Showing Only One Job Over Many Years?

by Jazmin Murphy
(Beloit, WI, North America)

What if you had a short work history because you only worked for one company for many years? How would you present this on your resume?

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Nov 13, 2008
Emphasize Your Achievements
by: Kathi


If you held different positions during these years, then you can list each position as a different job entry on your resume. But if you truly held the same job for many years, with no advancement or transfers, then you'll need to show growth if you want to seem an attractive employee.

The best way is to quantify your achievements and accomplishments. Did you win awards? Did you come up with ideas that saved the company money? How did you make a difference for your employer through your job actions?

Also, in your cover letter, be sure to frame your years of service in terms of your dedication and loyalty, qualities that are not that common today.

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