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dragonwalker

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Resume Question
« on: August 09, 2018, 05:51:52 PM »
So on my resume I have a section that looks something like this:

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Personal Banker and Operations Supervisor, ABC Company                (2009-present)

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What is going on here is I started with ABC Company in 2009 with a junior position (not listed) and then in 2010 I became a Operations Supervisor and then in 2012 I became a personal banker. Do any of you think it's misleading of me not to mention this most junior position which I technically started out as in 2009?

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Re: Resume Question
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 07:56:48 PM »
Yes, I believe it could be misleading. It also means you'd miss an opportunity to show that you were quickly promoted.

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Re: Resume Question
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 05:39:54 AM »
I would show the different positions. As stated, it shows the progression of your career, and also shows that you've been in your current position for six years.

Check for typos. I only say that because you wrote "I became a Operations Supervisor" instead of "I became an Operations Supervisor".

I spent a few years reading resumes and interviewing people for tech jobs, and resumes with typos didn't make it to the interview stage. When applying for detail-oriented jobs, the last thing you want to show on your resume is inattention to detail.

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 06:33:10 AM »
Yes, I believe it could be misleading. It also means you'd miss an opportunity to show that you were quickly promoted.
This is a good point.  Another advantage to showing all of the roles that you have had in a single company is that you can create a narrative showing your development.

Describe your responsibilities in your first role, then do the same with each promotion.  This demonstrates that you have grown into new roles and you have the potential to do so again.  If you don't do this, you may look like a dead end.

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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 07:32:56 AM »
Describe your responsibilities in your first role, then do the same with each promotion.  This demonstrates that you have grown into new roles and you have the potential to do so again.  If you don't do this, you may look like a dead end.

Everything in a resume should be targeted towards the job that you're trying to land.  Don't ever just describe the responsibilities in your roles.  This leads to lots of dead weight in your resume, and will make it less likely to get a response.  Yeah, you should describe the job . . . but every part of the description of responsibilities (actually, every part of the resume itself) should link back to how you're going to be good at the new job you're looking for.


New job as XYZ widget manager is looking for motivated people with experience leading, dealing with complex processes/optimization, and problem solving.  Quick learning is a must.



Personal Banker
- Duties involved analyzing complex financial scenarios to help clients find optimal investments
- Demonstrated quick learning ability by ramping up on business software (X, Y, and Z) and receiving 98% in training course

Operations Supervisor
- Lead and managed a team of 5 Jr. Noobs
- Tasks involved hands on experience with interpersonal mediation and problem solving
- Optimized shift rotation schedules by doing XYZ

Junior Noob
- Tasks involved XYZ, and required coming up to speed in a short period of time
- Problem solving and initiative shown by doing XYZ, which improved efficiency of task handling by 50%