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Making a job resume and it asks for Relevant Experience. What does that mean?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:34 PM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • And it also says Other experience?? Where do i put my last jobs i worked? On Other or Relevant?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:35 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Have you worked anywhere related to the job you are applying for? That would be relevant experience.
    If you have done anything that is close to the job.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:35 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Any experience that will help you in the job you are applying for.

    Answer by Kword at 10:36 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Relevant would be for ant similar jobs that you have held and make sure to look at the job description and hit on skills that they want when you describe what you did. Other would be all other jobs just make sure to add information about other jobs you have held that would help you in this new position.

    Answer by amandajoy21 at 10:39 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Other experience would be for any jobs that have no co-relation to the job you are apply for.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:40 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • relevance-related to the matter at hand. Related to the position you are applying for. You put the skills from all non relevant to this position skills, on other. Skills you acquired from experience that is related to this position will go under relevant. As in sales job- relevant- store clerk, cash register operations, customer service specialist, other- babysitting, tour guide, electronics training,
    Elaborate on your skills, calculator operations, computer operations, customer sevice experience, work with children and adults, etc. paint a big detailed picture of everything you can think of.. for skills, On the summary you can put in personal information, outgoing, self-motivated, strong time management skills etc.

    Answer by LeJane at 10:47 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • You usually design a resume to get a specific job, so the relevant experience is whatever work you've done (paid or unpaid) that has direct relevance to the specific job you are going to send that resume in for. Other jobs can go in the "other" category, or if you don't really have the space you can just leave them off. For example, if you are applying to a job as a teacher, you can list your private tutoring experience, summer camp counselor jobs, or any other teaching experience you have in the "relevant jobs" section, and put your cashier job at the Gap in the "other jobs" section because it isn't all that relevant.

    Remember, a resume doesn't have to be a complete comprehensive list of every job you've had. It only needs to quickly show your employer why you are the best person for the job (without lying).

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 10:48 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Relevant experience to the actual job your applying for, the things they are asking for, unrelated experience being things outside of the industry your applying for.

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 10:59 PM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Relevant is relative. There are many "soft skills" that are applicable to many industries and positions.

    I do career and job search coaching, and will be happy to walk you through the process

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:13 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

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