How to write the professional section
Order work experience in reverse chronological order
Majority of employers prefer to see your work history in reverse chronological order (the most recent work experience first). They want to know what you have been working on and what skills you can apply to the new position.
Place emphasis on your most recent experience
Your work experience should demonstrate a progression of responsibility, skills and accomplishments. You want to highlight your most recent work experience and how it pertains to the job you are targeting. Summarize experience from the beginning of your career, focusing primarily on accomplishments rather than responsibilities.
List positions held within each company separately
If you held more than one position at the same company, make sure you separate those out so it is clear on your resume. This demonstrates upward mobility and a track record of promotion within the company. It also allows you to highlight specific skills and accomplishments for each position.
Quantify your responsibilities and accomplishments
Describe not only what your responsibilities were, but the scope of those responsibilities. For example, if you managed a project describe how many people you supervised and what the end result was. By adding scale to your resume you can paint a more accurate picture of your qualifications and achievements.
Meet the job posting’s requirements
As in any sales pitch, you want to match what you’re selling to what the customer wants to purchase. In the case of your resume, you want your qualifications and skills to meet the explicit requirements of the job posting. By creating a customized version of your resume that matches what the employer is seeking you greatly increase your likelihood of landing a job interview.