How to List Multiple Positions at the Same Company on Your Resume (the Easy Way)

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December 7, 2023
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3 key takeaways

  • The best way to list multiple positions at one company on a resume
  • Common mistakes to avoid on your resume when listing multiple positions at one company
  • How Teal’s AI Resume Builder can help you pull together a well-formatted and tailored resume without confusion or frustration

Formatting a resume can be time-consuming. There’s seemingly endless grappling with bullet points,  margins, and text that keeps bouncing around to random places.

It can be a frustrating process, but when you need to list multiple positions at the same company, resumes can become even more difficult to format and organize.

Do you need to list the company details with every single role? What order should you put them in? How do you deal with showing the dates you worked for the company and the dates you were in each specific job?

When you’re working on your resume, multiple positions at the same company might seem like a puzzle. But displaying these in a way that makes sense is surprisingly straightforward once you know the best approach.

That’s where this guide comes in. We’ll show you how to showcase those different jobs in a way that makes sense (and doesn’t waste precious space on your resume).

Why it’s important to list multiple positions at the same company correctly

The content of your resume is important, but presentation matters too. A recruiter or hiring manager won’t be impressed by your experience and accomplishments if they can’t make sense of them in the first place.

But that’s only one of the reasons why it’s important to figure out how to list multiple jobs at one company on your resume. Here are some other benefits:

  • Showcase your versatility and career progression: Potential employers want to hire candidates who can make a meaningful impact at the organization not only today but tomorrow (and several years into the future, too). That’s why it can be helpful for them to see that you’ve already grown professionally and moved up through different roles with a previous company. Plus, it demonstrates that you have a growth mindset—a trait that more employers are looking for.
  • Quickly impress employers: Conventional advice tells you that recruiters don't have significant time to review your resume on the first pass before deciding how to move forward. A document that’s organized and thoughtfully formatted helps them immediately understand your skills and career history, even if they only give it a quick skim.
  • Avoid confusion: A resume with multiple jobs at the same company can be confusing if you aren’t careful about how you list those positions. Recruiters might not be able to tell which company a job is attached to. Understanding how to display this information correctly makes it easier to read your resume and gets your career story across without confusion and misunderstandings.
  • Save space: If you’ve ever tried desperately to shrink your margins or font size to get everything to fit on one or two pages, you know that space is at a premium on your resume. Understanding how to display multiple positions at one employer effectively will help you cut down on unnecessary details and bloat so you can dedicate more space to your other impressive and relevant achievements. displaying multiple positions

How to list multiple positions at the same company

Okay, you don’t need any more convincing—you know you need to get this aspect right. That leads to the biggest question: how do you list multiple job titles on your resume, particularly when several of them are with the same company? 

How you approach this will depend on your unique experience and what information you have to showcase. But in general, listing several roles with one employer will work like this:

  1. List the company name, location, and total date range (month and year) you worked at that company as a single heading
  2. Underneath the company details, list each position you worked in reverse chronological order (meaning, start with the most recent job title at the top) as separate entries
  3. Next to each position, list the dates (month and year) you worked in that specific role
  4. Underneath each role, bullet out your different duties and accomplishments

That’s the gist, but it makes a lot more sense when you look at an example. Here’s what this could look like:

Vance Refrigeration | Scranton, PA | October 2019 - November 2023
Sales Manager | August 2022 - November 2023

  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

Senior Sales Representative | April 2020 - August 2022

  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

Sales Representative | October 2019 - April 2020 

  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

Pretty simple, right? Teal’s AI Resume Builder can make this process even easier with the option to show all of your dates by company, position, or both. 

A screenshot of Teal's Resume Builder foratting multiple positions at the same company on a resume by company
Format your resume in one click.

If you have a fairly straightforward career history, then listing several roles with one employer isn’t all that complex. However, things get a little trickier when your circumstances are more unique. 

Let’s take a look at three other common employment scenarios and how those impact how you should display your roles. 

How to list promotions on your resume

When it comes to figuring out how to show promotions on your resume, the exact approach you take will depend on your circumstances. 

In general, you want to stick with reverse chronological order—putting your most recent positions at the top and working backward from there. That makes the most sense for promotions.

And if a promotion isn’t obvious based on resume job titles alone, remember that it can be helpful to use a single bullet to explicitly mention that you were bumped up in the company as a result of your skills and contributions. 

Sabre | Scranton, PA | October 2019 - November 2023
Human Resources Specialist | April 2022 - November 2023

  • Promoted to this role as a result of demonstrated leadership, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

Human Resources Coordinator | March 2021 - April 2022

  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

What to do when you return to a company after a break

Maybe you worked at the same company for a year or two, left for a role with a different company, and then returned to the original company in a new role. How do you show that in a way that makes sense?

In cases where you have a break from an employer, it’s best to group your experiences together (but make sure the dates are very clear).

If you think it’s necessary, you could also use one bullet point to explain why you decided to “boomerang” back to that previous employer, but you certainly don’t have to.  

Dunder Mifflin Paper Company | Scranton, PA | September 2021 - November 2023
Regional Manager

  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

Dunder Mifflin Paper Company | Scranton, PA | May 2017 - October 2020

Branch Manager

  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

Michael Scott Paper Company | Scranton, PA | October 2020 - September 2021

President 

  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

How to list a promotion to a role with similar duties

Promotions are often rewarding, but they don’t always come with a major change to your job responsibilities. Sometimes, your title changes, but your day-to-day activities stay mostly the same.

In those cases, you can stack the job titles by listing your two job titles at the same time together and then dedicating one set of bullet points to both of those positions. Here’s how that looks: 

Shrute Farms, Inc. | Honesdale, PA | October 2019 - November 2023
Financial Analyst II | December 2022 - November 2023

Financial Analyst I | October 2021 - December 2022

  • Achievement with impact
  • Achievement with impact

Common mistakes to avoid when showing multiple positions at the same company

At this point, hopefully, you feel more confident about how to add two positions in the same company on your resume. But there are a few more common mistakes you’ll want to keep an eye out for when you’re listing multiple jobs. 

1. Forgetting to update your verb tense

If you have a current position, your bullet points should use action verbs in the present tense (for example, “oversee” and “manage”). Any previous jobs should use past tense (like “oversaw” and “managed”).

It’s a seemingly small and inconsequential change, but it makes a big difference when it comes to clarity—especially when you have a resume with the same job and different dates. 

2. Mixing up the order of your positions

If you’re using a chronological resume format, which is the most commonly used approach, then remember that all of your positions should be in reverse chronological order. That means your most recent role is toward the top, and you move backward from there.

With Teal’s AI Resume Builder, you can manually rearrange all of your positions by clicking and dragging them in place. But if you want to keep things simple, just click the toggle for “sort by date,” and it will put all of your roles in the right order for you. 

3. Neglecting to quantify your achievements

Consider this resume golden rule: You want to quantify your contributions whenever you can. That means including real numbers and results. 

For example:

  • Instead of “developed and executed a sales strategy”
  • Use “developed and executed a sales strategy that increased revenue by 25% in one year”

Talking about yourself can be hard, which makes this a sticking point for a lot of people.

With Teal’s AI Resume Builder, you’ll find tons of features to help you amp up your duties and impressive accomplishments, including helpful tips, examples, prompts, templates, and even an AI assistant that will help you generate achievements. 

4. Overlooking recency and relevance

It can be tough to prioritize information on your resume. Ultimately, your goal is to show that you’re a fit for the specific role you’re applying for by highlighting your most relevant positions and achievements.

However, recency carries some weight, too. You don’t want a lengthy description for one of your older jobs you held 15 years ago, but then only two bullet points for your most recent position.

In general, recent jobs should have more detail and bullet points (somewhere around three to five), while older roles should have fewer bullet points (around one to three) as long as they're all relevant and maintain a specific job description focus.

Tailoring your resume for each job application

When you’ve nailed the formatting of your resume, the last thing you want to do is reinvent the wheel every single time you apply for a new job. With that in mind, most job seekers ask: Should you tailor your resume for every job? Do you really have to do this?

Here’s the short answer: yes. It’s important to tailor your resume for each job application. 

Remember, the best way to stand out in your job search is to present yourself as the best, most qualified match for the role you’re applying for. That’s impossible to do if you use the same copy-and-paste resume for every single position. 

So, what does it mean to tailor your resume?

  • Carefully review the relevant job description for keywords and skills to incorporate into your resume. Teal’s Job Application Tracker will automatically highlight the hard and soft skills in a job description so you can see what words to include.
A graphic of Teal's Job Tracker highlighting keywords from a job description.
Tailor your resume with the right keywords.
  • Place your most relevant skills front and center so they aren’t missed.
  • Use more detail when describing your most relevant jobs and achievements. 

Teal’s AI Resume Builder can also help you compare the skills and keywords from a job description to your resume with a Match Score so you can make sure your resume shows that you’re a no-brainer match. Plus, you can easily create and save different versions of your resume to streamline your customization process over time. 

A graphic showing Teal's Match Score to align a resume with a job description
Get a Match Score to see how well your resume content aligns with a role.

How to write an incoming job on your resume

Most commonly, resumes are used for the job search. But, there are other instances when you might need to share a resume—like if you’re submitting yourself for an award or credential. 

In those cases, you might wonder: Can you put a job you haven’t started yet on your resume? 

Absolutely, as long as you clarify that you haven’t started that new position quite yet (after all, lying on a resume is always bad). The easiest way to do this is with the dates you use next to the position.

Rather than simply listing the month and year, you’ll say something like, “Expected Start Date: February 2024.” That makes it clear you have an upcoming role but that it’s not in full swing quite yet. Here’s an example: 

Athlead | Austin, TX
Human Resources Specialist | Expected Start Date: February 2024

When it comes to the actual bullet points, you won’t have any quantifiable achievements or results to share yet since you haven’t even started. You can either dedicate a few bullet points to explaining your upcoming responsibilities (especially if they’re relevant to the opportunity you’re applying for) or simply skip the bullets altogether. 

If you want to learn more about the nuances here, find out more about how to write an incoming job on your resume

Format your resume with less stress and more success

Having multiple positions within the same company on a resume is a positive thing. It demonstrates loyalty, versatility, professional development, and career progression—as long as you know how to correctly list that information on your resume.

Fortunately, formatting isn’t as complicated as you might think when you've held multiple positions. Use this guide as you work on your resume, and you’ll draw attention to that previous experience in a way that makes you even more impressive to hiring managers.

Teal’s AI Resume Builder can help you create a standout resume without all of the headaches. Try it for free today. 

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Kat Boogaard

Kat is a freelance writer focused on the world of work. When she's not at her computer, you'll find her with her family—which includes two adorable sons and two rebellious rescue mutts.

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