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Resumes - Separating Times in Roles

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Mark Tegtmeyer Denton, TX

Hoping someone with HR/Talent Management experience might be familiar. I've been with a civilian company for 11 years, but worked at 3 different sites and across divisions. In my resume, I've split each out and highlighted the roles etc.

When I'm applying to roles and upload my resume, the system always splits these into 3 completely separate job experiences for obvious reasons, but it really is 11 total years with one company.

I know that AI reviews the applications in order to sort them, but does this make my experience look like I was job hopping every couple years instead of longevity with one company? Any person looking at my resume would clearly see that's not the case, but I'm concerned that AI flags this as a risk?

Thanks.

5 July 2024 4 replies Resumes & Cover Letters

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Jim Schreier Milwaukee, WI

Another option is to identify the three different "sites" as specific accomplishments for one company. Describing accomplishments is always better than describing "jobs" or "tasks." Several techniques, e.g. C-A-R Mini stories, can be effective here. For each "site," describe the Challenge, the Action, and the Result.

Advisor

Jim Schreier Milwaukee, WI

Another option is to identify the three different "sites" as specific accomplishments for one company. Describing accomplishments is always better than describing "jobs" or "tasks." Several techniques, e.g. C-A-R Mini stories, can be effective here. For each "site," describe the Challenge, the Action, and the Result.

Advisor

Joe Engle Indianapolis, IN

When interviewing candidates, generally, whether they worked in Chicago, and Denver, and Philly, does not matter. Even the divisions don't matter, unless they are radically different. In the resume, just describe the positions as different skill sets. If needed, discuss the locations and divisions in the interview.

Good Luck!

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Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

AI would have been trained on a database,
is just code someone has written, an/or a combination.

Anyway, you could try a simple solution:

For example, on your resume, prepend the company name to each job title
to change the generic to the specific
e.g.
if you worked for PepsiCo,
substitute "PepsiCo Operations Management" for "Operations Management"

Alternately:
In the "Expertise" section add a line such as
"promoted and relocated within PepsiCo from Operations Management to Executive Manager"

Job Search:
https://www.google.com/search?q=jobs%3A+Operations+Manager+%B7+Business+Analyst+%B7+Financial+Analyst+%B7+Program+Manager+%B7+Logistics+Manager++location%3A+Dallas-Fort+Worth+Metroplex

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