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Is it better to place your position or your organization first when listing each job on your resume?

I’ve placed the position over the company for years and have managed to find work without a lot of problem. I figure employers are more concerned about WHAT you did than WHERE you did it. Most employers will not recognize the companies listed on my resume so why highlight them? It’s me they’re considering hiring, not my former employers. Most of my colleagues’ resumes and other samples I’ve seen show organization, then position. Please provide a source if you agree or disagree.

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4 Responses to “Is it better to place your position or your organization first when listing each job on your resume?”

  1. Corazon :) says:

    ABC Corporation, Somewhere, State 2/2/2000- Present

    Qualitity Inspector
    -List your duties here.

  2. Jake says:

    I think putting your position, then the employer works fine. If you want to browse for more helpful tips on tailoring your resume, you should visit Microsoft’s Office Live Students Facebook page. Check out the Tips/Advice tab for tons of information on job searching:

    Good luck with your resume,

    – Jake

    MSFT Office Live Outreach Team

    P.S. – Cool avatar.

  3. lexa10881 says:

    Often, listing them together as a header, then bulleting examples of job duties underneath can be a solution to that puzzle. Try it out by formatting a resume in that format and sending a few. See if you get any better results.

  4. cruitergirl says:

    I have 17+ years of headhunting (recruiting) experience. My clients prefer to have the company in Bold and the job title on the next line. We look for companies first.

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