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Employment History in Applications [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 23:16
Hi Everyone,

For the Employment/Work History sections in various schools, they ask you for your work title, responsiblities, salary, dates, and some accomplishments. Since this area usually limits the amount of responsibilities and accomplishments you can put, how does someone like me who has worked for the same company for 6 years fill it out?

I could fill it out based on the different groups/tasks I rotated between, but in an application like Kellogg's Part I, they only allow 3 different positions. If I go by my titles, I've only had one promotion during this time period, and within each title I've worked many different tasks, more than can fit in a 7 line description.

How do you suggest I break down my work? By groups, by year, or by title?

Thanks in advance!
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 02:45
Thats tough...I have been at the same place for 5 years and am on title number 3 though a lot of my day to day stuff is the same now as a lead engineer that it was as an engineer, I just have more authority and can make bigger decisions without needing people to buy off on it. I also can fill in for my boss now at meetings (how fun).
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 12:15
so how did you go about filling out the work experience sections of applications (like for Kellogg)?

I've rotated through 4 jobs on a rotation program, plus the one I'm doing now and the first one I did out of college... so 6 job titles with evolving responsibilities and accomplishments in each... difficult to put into 7 lines...
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 12:18
I've been thinking about this too. In 5 years I have had 5 different titles, 4 of which have significant responsibility differences. So far I haven't come to any conclusions, I would welcome other people's ideas. It seems that the forms are built more for people who have changed companies a few times.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 12:26
If the max is three, I'd show any big jumps in responsibility. The nice thing is you can pick which ones align with other portions of your essay or give you the opportunity to talk about a different expereince you had, while still pointing out your great expreince. Then you can make a choise, depending on what you need.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 12:29
good point zakk... I'll have to figure out how to break my work into 3 chronological areas... the problem is I went from Program A to B when A went on hiatus/stop-work (riverripper will know why that happens), did B for about a year, and then back to A when it resumed. Chronologically they are in different periods, but the responsibility is similar and can be grouped together... that will be very hard to show in Kellogg's very simple form with only 3 entries.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 15:18
Sorry to add, rather than answer, but how does one go about listing temporary positions--paid hourly that last a week or just a few weeks?
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