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Slaying Job Search Basics: Resume Quick Tip - Date Ranges

Updated: Apr 19


Your resume is your ticket to unlocking future career opportunities. Embrace the power of sharing your experience with dates and give your application the chance it deserves! I've reviewed a lot of resumes this month without dates at all on them. This is not helping you get selected for a role when more than 80 % of applicants include dates. Don't let yourself get eliminated for a silly reason like leaving out dates.


๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐ง ๐š ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž?


๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ: Hiring managers and recruiters are always seeking a clear understanding of your professional journey. Including dates allows them to gauge the length of your experience, identifying your growth and trajectory.


๐ƒ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Listing positions chronologically with corresponding dates showcases your career advancement and the strides you've made along the way. It adds weight to your application and highlights your ability to solve for new challenges.

๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ: The job market is ever-evolving, and employers want to ensure they hire candidates who possess up-to-date skills. By providing dates for your experience, you illustrate the recency and longevity of your achievements, making you standout as a candidate.

๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ฒ: Including specific dates on your resume builds credibility. It shows that you value honesty and attention to detail. This transparency builds trust with potential employers, establishing a solid foundation for further conversations. I will admit, when I see a resume without dates I wonder what they are trying to hide.


๐’๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ: In a competitive job market like today, it's crucial to stand out from the crowd. Employers get thousands of applications a week. Recruiters typically review more than 50 to 100 resumes per day - if not more. By showcasing your experience (and not forgetting to show how you're specifically qualified for the role(s) you're applying for) with dates, you distinguish yourself as a potentially meticulous professional. This attention to detail can help you land your first interview with an employer.

๐–๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž?


  • Provide start and end dates for each position, clearly indicating the month and year.

  • Be consistent with your formatting, ensuring dates are easy to read and understand.

  • Use reverse-chronological order for your experience, starting with your most recent role.

All of this will help recruiters and employers understand your journey holistically and increase your chances of getting selected for an interview.

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22 thg 6, 2023
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I like the reminder to go back to basics.


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Khรกch
20 thg 6, 2023
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Such simple advice that people almost over think it. Great post and reminder for anyone looking for employment. Thank you, Rachel.

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