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"Promotion" on resume? [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 15:40
Hi Alex,

Please let me know if I'm overthinking this, but:

I've had two jobs since UG (first job for two years, second job for one year but two by matriculation). In my first job I was promoted from an "Analyst" type role to "Senior Analyst" in a slightly accelerated track. In my second job, which is in a very related but tangential industry, I was hired as an "Analyst", but a quick three months later was moved to a "Senior Analyst" title. I don't think this was quite a "promotion" per se, maybe just a reassignment of sorts.

I'm wondering how I should represent this on my resume. With my first job, I put in separate sections for my analyst and senior analyst roles because I spent a significant enough amount of time in both positions. But for this new job, I'm wondering if it may look a little petty or hair-splitting to put down that I was an analyst for just three months. But if I just show that I was hired as a senior analyst, that might be a misrepresentation of my work history.

Any advice much appreciated.

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Re: "Promotion" on resume? [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 18:17
Put Senior Analyst (promoted from Analyst) in the title header, or just Senior Analyst is fine (I think you're splitting hairs with this - since most people reading it won't really care about the difference - it's not like the difference between CEO and VP, or Director and intern).
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