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How to display multiple positions for the same company on a resume

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How to display multiple positions for the same company on a resume
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When you have moved up the career ladder at a previous employer, you should be proud to showcase it on a resume. But how can you display multiple positions for the same company?

There is hardly anything more impressive for a hiring manager than seeing on your resume how valuable you were to previous employers. If you have a track record of progressive job moves (both sideways and promotions) within the same organization, it is not hard to imagine you doing the same in the future. Most ambitious professionals want to be promoted and take on greater responsibilities — they do not have to move companies to make it happen.

But how do you showcase having had multiple positions for the same company on your resume? In this blog, we’ll explore:

  • Do you group the job titles together?
  • Do you list each position in a separate section?
  • How do you indicate your time worked in each position?
  • How do you draw attention to promotions?
  • What if your roles in the same company were not consecutive — i.e., you left and were rehired later after working for another employer in between?

Getting this right can mark you as “one to watch” in the job search. People change jobs a lot more frequently these days, so staying to deliver and grow in one company is laudable.

Displaying multiple positions with the same company

It is important to ensure that all your previous job titles and corresponding dates are listed  appear on your resume to tell a complimentary story of your employment history. There are four possible ways to display more than one position with the same employer, depending on the circumstances. 

Let’s consider the reasons for each approach to ensure your accomplishments are conveyed to the best advantage.

1. Group the job titles for similar roles together

If the positions were similar to one another — promotions or lateral moves within the same department — it might make the most sense to stack the job titles above each other with corresponding dates held. You can then detail your achievements across both roles collectively. 

Emphasize your most senior responsibilities, focusing on the more senior role appearing first. If you were promoted to that position, draw attention to it in the first line. Your contributions in the minor role will be less impressive, so only describe those that illustrate growth and development. 

Expert tip

Promote yourself!

Internal promotions are one of the most impressive aspects of any resume. Obviously, your work was appreciated enough for you to be trusted with greater responsibilities. Just the word “promotion" will make a future employer’s eyes widen and they will hope that you follow that path with them.

An easy way to highlight promotions: Indicate it in the top bullet point describing your most recent position.

The following adaptable example shows how to stack job titles encompassing common areas of responsibility.

Adaptable example of grouping job titles for similar roles together 

Mackin Stores, San Diego

Warehouse Manager (January 2019  — Present)

Warehouse Assistant (March 2017 — December 2018)

  • Promoted within 20 months to lead a team of 15 warehouse staff, fostering a culture of efficiency, safety, and teamwork that saw a 15% increase in productivity over two years.
  • Spearheaded the implementation of safety protocols, resulting in a 30% decrease in workplace accidents over the course of two years.
  • Collaborated in a significant restructuring of storage space, resulting in a 10% increase in warehouse capacity and improved organization.
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Below is a template for stacking job titles for similar roles with the same employer. 

Employer Name, Location

Current Job (Start month year — End month year) 

Previous Job (Start month year — End month year)

  • Accomplishment 1
  • Accomplishment 2
  • Accomplishment 3

2. Highlight your work experience for each position separately

When you’ve been promoted, or moved laterally, to a different department in the same organization, or the positions you've held are otherwise quite different from each other, it’s advisable to separate them. This is a visually impactful way to demonstrate that you have been successful in different roles with the same employer.If you wish to highlight different experiences from the roles, then it is advisable to separate them. 

Again below a single heading for the employer name and location, list each job title separately, with the corresponding work experience in reverse chronological order.  Arrange the roles in reverse chronological order, and in each job description focus on what you contributed. The more relevant a specific role is to the job you are seeking, the more extensively you highlight those accomplishments 

Expert tip

Using separate entries is better than using stacked job titles when you’re applying through an applicant tracking system (ATS). These digital screening systems will find it easier to read your resume when each company name and job title is right above the relevant job description.

The following  example shows how to list accomplishments separately for dissimilar consecutive roles in the same company.

Adaptable example of listing work experience for different roles separately

Mackin Stores, San Diego

Procurement Manager (June 2021 — Present)

  • Promoted to develop and execute a comprehensive procurement strategy, aligning inventory levels with demand forecasts, resulting in a 20% improvement in supply chain efficiency.
  • Identified cost-saving opportunities by sourcing alternative suppliers, leading to a 12% decrease in procurement expenses without compromising product quality.
  • Manage a procurement budget of $2 million annually, consistently staying within or below budget while meeting all operational needs.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers, negotiating favorable terms and conditions that reduced procurement costs by 15% within three years.


Office Manager (March 2018 — May 2021)

  • Maintained accurate and organized records of all warehouse-related documents, including invoices, purchase orders, shipping manifests, and employee records.
  • Collaborated with the warehouse team to ensure proper documentation and tracking of inventory levels, including reconciling physical counts with digital records.
  • Interacted with vendors and suppliers to coordinate deliveries, address billing inquiries, and maintain positive relationships.
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Below is a template for outlining your work experience under separate job titles for the same employer

Employer Name, Location

Current Job (Start month year — End month year) 

  • Accomplishment 1
  • Accomplishment 2
  • Accomplishment 3

Previous Job (Start month year — End month year)

  • Accomplishment 1
  • Accomplishment 2
  • Accomplishment 3

3. List the same company twice for non-consecutive roles

It’s not unusual, particularly at a later career stage, to be rehired by a previous employer after leaving to work elsewhere for any length of time. In that instance, simply list those positions with corresponding dates and bullet points separately — below the same company name each time. Organize them wherever they fit (reverse) chronologically in your resume’s employment history section. In other words, you treat these non-consecutive jobs with the same employer  as you would any other jobs for different employers. 

Expert tip

In the most recent of two non-consecutive positions with the same company, you might want to indicate in the top bullet point why you returned. Use this opportunity to showcase expertise that motivated your previous employer to rehire you.

Below is an example of how to list accomplishments separately for different non-consecutive jobs with the same employer.

Adaptable example of same-employer jobs that are not back to back

Mackin Stores, San Diego

Procurement Manager (August 2022— Present)

  • Rehired to develop and execute a comprehensive procurement strategy, aligning inventory levels with demand forecasts, resulting in a 20% improvement in supply chain efficiency.
  • Manage a procurement budget of $2 million annually, consistently staying within or below budget while meeting all operational needs.
  • Identified cost-saving opportunities by sourcing alternative suppliers, leading to a 12% decrease in procurement expenses without compromising product quality.


Gemini Wholesale, San Diego

Quality Assurance Officer (June 2018— July 2022)

  • Implemented stringent quality control measures for incoming goods, reducing defective products by 12% and enhancing overall product quality.
  • Streamlined procurement processes by introducing digital tools and automation, reducing order processing times by 20% and minimizing errors.
  • Ensured adherence to all relevant regulations and industry standards, maintaining a compliant and transparent procurement process.


Mackin Stores, San Diego

Office Manager (March 2016 — May 2018)

  • Maintained accurate and organized records of all warehouse-related documents, including invoices, purchase orders, shipping manifests, and employee records.
  • Collaborated with the warehouse team to ensure proper documentation and tracking of inventory levels, including reconciling physical counts with digital records.
  • Interacted with vendors and suppliers to coordinate deliveries, address billing inquiries, and maintain positive relationships.
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Below is a template for Template: listing multiple jobs at the same company that aren’t back-to-back.

Current Employer Name, Location

Current Job (Start month year — End month year) 

  • Accomplishment 1
  • Accomplishment 2
  • Accomplishment 3

Previous Company Employer Name, Location

Previous Job (Start month year — End month year)

  • Accomplishment 1
  • Accomplishment 2
  • Accomplishment 3

Current Current Employer Name, Location

Previous Job (Start month year — End month year)

  • Accomplishment 1
  • Accomplishment 2
  • Accomplishment 3

4. List older jobs with the same employer in a separate section

Professionals with many years of experience might want to display older consecutive jobs with the same employer in less detail, particularly if they are no longer as relevant. An efficient, space-saving way to highlight an early career story chapter is in a separate section of your resume’s employment history section. There should be enough roles with the same company to make it worthwhile

You can title this subsection with the employer name, perhaps under a subheading like “Previous Experience.” Then simply list all of your job titles at that company in reverse chronological order. 

It shouldn’t be necessary to add bullet point descriptions for each unless relevant to your current employment goals. Omitting them leaves room for details of your more recent positions.

Your other, more recent and relevant work experience will be organized in the usual manner above this subsection.

Expert tip

Ideally, all of your positions with any previous employer should be listed in reverse chronological order, the resume format that employers prefer. If this isn’t possible, you may want to consider creating skills-based functional resume, or apply the hybrid (combination) format.

This example illustrates how to list older jobs with the same employer in a separate employment history section.

Adaptable example of older jobs listed in a separate section

Trader Yours, San Diego

Procurement Manager (August 2022— Present)

  • Rehired to develop and execute a comprehensive procurement strategy, aligning inventory levels with demand forecasts, resulting in a 20% improvement in supply chain efficiency.
  • Manage a procurement budget of $2 million annually, consistently staying within or below budget while meeting all operational needs.
  • Identified cost-saving opportunities by sourcing alternative suppliers, leading to a 12% decrease in procurement expenses without compromising product quality.


Gemini Wholesale, San Diego

Quality Assurance Officer (June 2018— July 2022)

  • Implemented stringent quality control measures for incoming goods, reducing defective products by 12% and enhancing overall product quality.
  • Streamlined procurement processes by introducing digital tools and automation, reducing order processing times by 20% and minimizing errors.
  • Ensured adherence to all relevant regulations and industry standards, maintaining a compliant and transparent procurement process.


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Mackin Stores, San Diego

  • Office Manager (October 2012 — May 2018)
  • Warehouse Supervisor (May 2009 — September 2012)
  • Warehouse Clerk (January 2007— April 2009)
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Here’s a template for listing multiple older jobs with the same employer in a separate section.

Current Employer Name, Location

Current Job (Start month year — End month year) 

  • Accomplishment 1
  • Accomplishment 2
  • Accomplishment 3

Previous Employer Name, Location

Current Job (Start month year — End month year) 

  • Accomplishment 1
  • Accomplishment 2
  • Accomplishment 3

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Previous Employer Name, Location

  • Previous Job 3 (Start month year — End month year)
  • Previous Job 2 (Start month year — End month year)
  • Previous Job 1 (Start month year — End month year)

FAQs for displaying multiple positions for the same company

1. Is it necessary to list multiple roles with the same employer on my resume?

Probably yes. Let relevance guide your decision, making sure you never overlook any contributions and accomplishments that could help persuade hiring managers that you’re an excellent match to the target job application.

2. How can I showcase promotions within the same company on my resume? 

Indicate in the top bullet point the most recent role that you were promoted to a higher level of responsibility from your previous job with this employer.

3. What if my jobs with the same employer were interrupted when I left to work somewhere else?

Simply list and describe these jobs separately, naming the employer each time, in order of where they fit reverse chronologically with other jobs comprising your resume’s employment history section.

4. What if I want to show a series of promotions with the same employer many years ago?

Create a separate section in your employment history to highlight this early career chapter, simply by listing the job titles with corresponding dates below the employer name and/or a subtitle “Previous Experience.” Descriptive bullet points for older jobs are usually not necessary.

Do I have to include all jobs on my resume?
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Do I have to include all jobs on my resume?

Many people struggle when faced with the task, do I add all my experience to my resume? While there are no hard-and-fast rules concerning your previous employment, the following tips should help you give you a better idea of whether or not it's necessary to list all of your past jobs on your resume.

Key takeaways

  1. Having held multiple positions for the same company is a sign of being a valued employee. Showcasing this on your resume will make it clear to hiring managers just how valuable you are.
  2. Understand the best approach for displaying multiple positions with the same employer, depending on how similar or different they are, and whether or not they are consecutive or recent.
  3. Make sure that you do not exclude any of your key accomplishments.
  4. Be loud and proud in highlighting any promotions you've received in the top descriptive bullet point.
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