TheWizardofOdds wrote:Thanks for the input.
I'm 37 now, should I put everything in (work history) dating back to when I was 17 etc, which is very far removed from the job I'm applying for now?
You should detail your most recent employment experience, and any jobs that are highly relevant to the vacancy you are applying for.
The employment details should include duties, responsibilities and major achievements. I also include a summary about the employer i.e. what they do, and what makes them an outstanding company.
If you wish to list every job you have ever done, then simply summarize them in a table i.e.
Employer, Job Title, Start Date, End Date
However, if this is a long list you should skip it as one thing employers are looking for is stability.
You should also include a section on hard and soft skills:
For the hard skills, list the technical skills required by the job first, such as being able to format a PC and install windows 95 from floppy disks.
For the soft skills look at http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/01/26/top-10-soft-skills-for-job-hunters/
for a good list of what you would need to include. You should also explain where and how you use these skills.