J is for… Job Histories

It is always important to keep a record of your job history. It can end up being used to populate your C.V., help find out what you love and hate about you job or help you prepare for interview.

Keep on file the key details about your previous jobs:

  1. Role / Job Description
  2. Employer
  3. Contact Details
  4. Responsibilities
  5. Skills / Training 
  6. Potential References

But you should also consider the following questions:

  1.  What did you love about the job?
  2. What did you hate about the job?
  3. Why did you take the job in the first place?
  4. Why did you leave the job? 
  5. How satisfied were you with the job?

Keep these answers handy too. It can help you evaluate potential jobs and assist in both the application and interview processes.

This is an extract from Putting Pen to Paper’s upcoming Career Development Workbook. 

3 thoughts on “J is for… Job Histories

  1. These are great tips. I might add that as we are in an electronic world where things change and move and get replaced, to make sure you have updated backups and copies in different places, so there will always be one to go back to.

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