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How to List Two Similar Jobs?

by Jennifer

How do I differentiate job roles & responsibilities in 2 very similar jobs? I am trying to update my resume with my latest job description; however my roles and responsibilities are very similar (in fact, should be almost identical) to my last job, despite the 2 positions having different titles.

How can I put both jobs on my resume without 2 identical lists of roles/ responsibilities/ accomplishments.

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Apr 27, 2009
A Couple Thoughts...
by: Kathi

Thanks for submitting this question, Jennifer. I have a couple of thoughts... first off, you don't say if these 2 jobs were at the same employer or 2 different employers.

If they were at the same employer, then I would just list both positions together and then the roles, etc. underneath them. You could explain in the cover letter that both jobs were essentially the same, despite the different titles.

If the similar jobs were at 2 different employers, then you could either list both employer's names, locations under each other, with each of the job titles and then again the list of responsibilities. Again, explaining in the cover letter why you did it that way.

Even better, though, might be to think of unique accomplishments for each job and then list the 2 jobs completely separately, as you would normally do on a resume. Focusing on the accomplishments, rather than a list of duties, will set the 2 jobs apart.

Good luck!

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