What is the best way to write an updated resume?
(Howard Beach NY USA)
A 5 year window of employment with too many companies (5 total). I have had a steady job for the past 5 years at the same company. However, starting in 2000 and ending in 2005, I had 5 other employers.
I was employed by these companies for less than 1 year. All are in the same basic field which is sales. I am very proud of my current status Today. In fact, I am now the regional sales manager.
I am looking to update my resume but I am not sure how to structure the years prior to my current situation. Would a combination resume be a better option? The years prior were not the highlights of my career....Answer:
Yes, Andrew, I agree that a combination resume, one that highlights your accomplishments, skills and talents over your work history, is probably the best approach. At any rate, your current job is the one that will be of most interest to employers, especially since you've been at it for 5 years and have advanced through the ranks.
You might include more detail on that job, but just list employer, dates and titles for the previous jobs.
In your cover letter, be sure to emphasize your advancements in your current job. But do be prepared at the interview to answer questions about your many jobs in the early 2000s.
To your success... Kathi