On your resume list your work experience
in reverse chronological order. Begin with your current job, or most recent job if you are currently unemployed, and include positions you have held for the past 15 years. Unless you did particularly important or prestigious work, there is no need to go back farther than that. For each job, put down the name and location of the company for whom you worked, the dates you worked there, and your job title. Then create a list of five to eight bullet points that describe your responsibilities for that position. Be sure to include accomplishments as well. For example, if you implemented a software program that increased customer billing efficiency by 24%, mention it. Use strong action words that pack a punch, such as organized, built, diagnosed, and generated. These words convey energy and excitement. Also use numbers that show improvement whenever you can, as in the customer billing example above. Numbers are easy for hiring managers to latch on to and understand. Study some resume samples
and compare them to your own. They can give you ideas about what to include or leave out of your resume
. Above all, be precise and concise in your language. Hiring managers need to absorb your information quickly.