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How Do I List Different Jobs for the Same Company on My Resume?

by Kim
(Houston, Texas)

I worked for one main parent company that owned several hotels... so I worked at 5 of their hotels.

What is the best way to list the parent company and then the specific hotels underneath? The reason is I don't want it to look like I am a "job hopper"... At a glance, it looks this way.


ANSWER: Listing different jobs at the same company isn't really all that unusual, and can actually work in your favor, if it demonstrates your ability to excel at different roles or shows a steady upward climb.

Some people move around within a single company or division to different job titles. Others might work in different divisions of the same company. Still others, like you, might work at different locations, perhaps in the same job.

Regardless of the situation, you can deal with this both in the resume AND the cover letter. If your job stayed the same while you moved around, then the easiest thing is probably just to list all the different locations as bullets under the name of the parent company who employed you, followed by the job responsibilities/your achievements.

But, if you job changed from site to site, then list each separately on the resume.

Either way, be sure to mention the reason for your frequent moves in your cover letter, just to be sure there is no misunderstanding.

To your success,

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