Whether you have been promoted, changed departments, or simply moved to different roles, listing multiple positions at the same company on your resume is a great way to impress potential employers. Employers are always on the lookout for employees who are in it for the long haul, and having held more than one role at a company shows that you are a dedicated worker who is eager to learn and grow with the business.
Just how to list multiple positions at the same company, however, depends on your specific career journey. Your resume should tell a story and show how your career has progressed, leaving the reader with a clear idea of how you got to where you are today. With that in mind, here are 4 formatting strategies for showing multiple positions at one company on your resume.
If you have been promoted or transferred to a new role that is very different from your old one, it is important that your resume reflects the distinct achievements and responsibilities in each position. To do this, create separate entries for each position.
Use a single heading for the name of the company, with a subheading and bullet points for each position below it. Arrange the roles in reverse-chronological order, and focus on the distinct accomplishments you achieved in each role in the descriptions. This will show that you are multi-talented and have been successful in different contexts at the company.
If you were promoted, be sure to note the promotion in the description of the more recent position. Promotions show that the company appreciated your work and trusted you with greater responsibilities.
Flemish Informatics, Los Angeles, CA Project Manager | January 2019 - Present
IT Director | Mar 2016 - Dec 2018
Sometimes, taking a new position doesn’t mean taking on new obligations. Instead, you may have been transferred to a different branch office for the same role, or promoted to a position with more authority but the same day-to-day responsibilities.
If this is the case, it may be unnecessary to create a separate entry for each role. Instead, you can stack the job titles together and add your experience and achievements at that company in a single entry. This entry will then account for your entire history at the company.
To do this, add a single heading with the company title followed by all of your job titles in reverse-chronological order. Beneath that you can include the bullet points describing your responsibilities. This allows you to efficiently show that you have held different roles without repeating yourself in different job descriptions.
Please note that this method is not ideal when applying through an applicant tracking system. When an ATS parses your resume, it may have difficulty discerning which role the description applies to. If you are applying via an ATS, consider writing your multiple positions in separate entries.
Flemish Informatics, Los Angeles, CA IT Director | January 2019 - Present IT officer | Jan 2014 - Dec 2018
No one’s career journey is a straight line. Many people, especially those who work in the same industry for most or all of their career, will one day find themselves back at a company that they left years before. If this is the case, your best bet is to simply list the two roles separately in your work history as though they were any other job, giving the name of the company each time. This may even be a good opportunity to brag about why you returned to your old company—if you were so good that they requested you come back, feel free to note this in the job description!
Flemish Informatics, Los Angeles, CA Senior Editor | Mar 2017 - Present
Speed Dial, Many, LA Editor | Jan 2014 - Mar 2017
Flemish Informatics, Los Angeles, CA Writer | Jun 2010 - Jan 2014
If you worked at the same company for several years, receiving promotions and working your way up the company ladder, you can show this by creating a distinct section on your resume for that company alone. This method is best for mature professionals with decades of experience, with work experience from a company that dates back several years.
To do this, create a section separate from the rest of your work history. You can title the section with the name of the company, or give it a heading like “Previous Experience.” Then, within the section, list all of your job titles at that company in reverse-chronological order. You can add descriptions to each job if necessary, but if these roles are from years in the past and you have more current roles to highlight, you can leave those out. This efficiently showcases all of your previous roles and tells a clear story of how you worked your way through the company, while leaving room on your resume for more details when you describe more recent positions.
Prior Professional Experience Flemish Informatics, Los Angeles, CA IT Director | Jun 1998 - Feb 2002 Senior IT officer | Jan 1994 - Jun 1998 IT officer | Mar 1990 - Jan 1994
The way you format your resume depends on the way your career journey unfolds. Were you promoted to a new position? Headhunted by a previous company to come back for a management role? Did you work your way up the company ladder? Were you moved to a struggling branch because of your success at a previous branch? Whichever it is, make sure you list your multiple positions at the same company in a way that shows you to be the great employee you are.
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Ben is a writer and customer support specialist with 5 years of experience helping job-seekers create their careers. He believes in the importance of a great resume and the power of coffee.
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