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There is nothing wrong about having multiple positions in one company but the question arises when you have to list them on your resume. How can you list them on your resume without wasting valuable space or worse, confuse your prospective employers?

Here are two ways you can handle this to stay calm and keep your resume impressive:

1. Stack them up

This approach is good if your previous jobs were similar in nature. For example, you were promoted from junior web developer to senior web developer, and both positions had very similar job descriptions. In this case, you can stack the job titles under the name of the company.

For example:

ABC Company, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Web Designer (2013–Present)

Junior Web Designer (2012–2013)

– Point #1

– Point #2

– Point #3…etc

The bullet points under the job titles should describe your most impressive accomplishments during these roles. Since you have stacked up the job titles, you should combine the accomplishments rather than treating them for each role individually. Remember that a resume is a tool for you to sell yourself to your prospective employers. It is more important to highlight your achievements than to describe your duties for each role. You can also use this opportunity to explain the reason why you were promoted.

For example:

“Promoted within 12 months for completing three major projects ahead of schedule”.

If you held several positions within the company, you can summarise your early job titles in one line.

For example: Early Positions: Student Intern, Technical Support, 2010 to 2012

2. Treat the job positions individually

If the positions were very different in nature, you should list the positions individually under the company name. For example, if you moved from the sales associate position to the web developer position:

For example:

ABC Company, Los Angeles, CA

Web Developer (2013–Present)

– Point #1

– Point #2

– Point #3…etc

Sales Associate (2012–2013)

– Point #1

– Point #2

– Point #3…etc

3. List achievements and promotions

For each position, you should list your achievements and experience, and highlight those that are most relevant to the position you are applying for. If the move was a promotion, make sure that you explain it clearly. However, even lateral moves can show that you possess a wide range of skills.

Getting promoted at a company shows that you are not only a high performer but also a dedicated and loyal employee. You should make sure that your resume tells this story.

Let your prospective employers know that your previous bosses valued your work.


About Casey Fleischmann

Casey Fleischmann is an Account Executive at Link Humans in London.

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