I’m relatively early on in my career, and as such have worked for two companies. A very approximate example of what roles I’ve had is:
- 2010-2013 Apple Company B
- 2009-2010 Senior Banana Company A
- 2008-2009 Banana Company A
- 2007-2008 Junior Banana Company A
And I currently on my CV only show 2 roles, namely of Apple (2010-2013) and Senior Banana (2007-2010) as I originally felt that showing four roles might get too cluttered. The questions around this I have are
If I put a job title and length of service, will prospective employers assume I have done that role for the whole period? And if so should I make it clear that I wasn’t always a Senior Banana in Company A?
If I put in specific promotions, will this devalue the current title? My concern around putting all roles in is that if I switch industry / sector it might make the seniority of the last title seem less important.
I found this related question, but felt this didn’t extent to address the scope of my specific questions.
Edit to include more detail:
Each level of Banana had different responsibilities - i.e. Junior Banana was help with XXX, Banana was be primary / lead contact for XXX, Senior was run / get new clients for XXX. Promotion for each title is kind of expected on an annual basis within the industry.
I'm actually interested in being an Orange, and as such that industry might not know how a banana's career progression would typically change.
I'm unsure if this is relevant, but contemporaries / friends I know who also worked as a Junior / Senior Banana have grouped all three titles into one as I have tended to in the past - could this be an industry specific trend? [I am aware this this may not be answerable!]