How to Show a Promotion on Your Resume

  • Create stacked entries under the same company header for positions with similar duties.
  • Create separate entries under the same company header for positions with different duties.
  • Create two entries under duplicate company headers if you return to a company for a promotion.

Jobs that are similar in nature

If the positions you held at the same company were similar in nature and the only thing that changed was your job title, stacking entries will create a clean, cohesive look on your resume. To create stacked entries on your resume, start with the name of your company and its location. Next, stack each job title and the dates you held the job under the name of the company.

  • Promoted within a six-month timeframe for exceeding goals and supporting company culture
  • Track growth on a weekly basis using Google Analytics to determine ROI for lead generation and social media campaigns
  • Execute email and social media marketing programs, including campaign building, A/B testing, list building and content creation
  • Created email drip campaign as part of lead nurturing strategy that resulted in a $20,000+ increase in sales

Jobs that are different in nature

If you held positions in the same company that had different responsibilities, you should consider separate entries for each position. To save space, you can still list the name of your company and its location once. After that, divide the job titles and treat them like different positions. Make your current position first, and add up to six bullet points that describe your achievements and responsibilities.

  • Designs and implements internal procedures to maximize teamwork and efficiencies
  • Accurately documents daily schedules, meetings, calendars and communications
  • Monitors progress of day-to-day activities of administrative staff as well as volunteers
  • Adheres to the department’s procedures for managing resources to complete assigned programs on time
  • Constructed visual aids to use while leading presentations and orientations
  • Adhered to company policies, missions and regulations to create relevant training materials and provide applicable advice
  • Organized activities and events to involve employees in training practices and generate positive company feedback

Adding the same company twice

There may be situations when it’s appropriate to list the same company twice. For example, if you left an organization and returned after a period of time with a promotion, you should separate those experiences.

  • Monitored competitive products and advertising activities to keep in line with consumer trends
  • Resolved conflicts and facilitated changes in the structure of the advertising function to ensure a swift response to problems and opportunities
  • Conducted advertising surveys on current and new product concepts and provided feedback for future campaign development
  • Revised Facebook marketing strategy, which grew Facebook followers from 1,500 to 4,000 in 4 months and increased overall engagement ~40%
  • Assessed email bounces to remove invalid and irrelevant contacts, boosting deliverability and open rates
  • Gained knowledge of HTML and CSS in order to collaborate more effectively with web developers and understand limitations
  • Established company’s first social media presence across Pinterest and Instagram, and grew Twitter followers from ~50 to 2,500+ in 4 months
  • Conducted market research to develop targeted buyer personas
  • Championed inbound marketing strategies (replacing traditional outbound methods) to create brand awareness and attract more buyers>

Jobs that are lateral moves

A lateral move is when you change job titles and functions within a company. They can happen for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • The company goes through a merger.
  • You change roles in the company.
  • You change departments in the company.
  • Drive sales productivity and customer satisfaction within client’s retail locations
  • Coordinate all outreach and marketing activities to the community
  • Grew the retailer’s division sales performance and other key metrics through training and marketing promotions
  • Meet and exceed monthly KPIs as well as monthly quota
  • Consistently follow through with operational requirements by scheduling time with all operations management and subject matter experts for input on best practices
  • Maintain regular updated professional knowledge by establishing business networks, attending workshops and reviewing professional industry publications
  • Ensure that deadlines are met for new product feature releases for optimal return on investment
  • Charged with ensuring relevant staff training before a new feature rollout
  • Created machine learning models with Python and scikit-learn to predict energy usage of commercial buildings with 98% accuracy
  • Reduced third-party reporting costs by $100K+ per year with machine learning models
  • Developed an algorithm in R that automated financial forecasting



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