I'm in the process of looking for a new job after about 2 years at my current company. During this past 2 years, I have been given an increasing number of responsibilities, but not all of these have been routine responsibilities. In fact, in the case of one of the more significant responsibilities it was only a one-time task (to clarify: it was a critical project which involved me guiding a team of several over the course of about a month, and was a one-time occurrence because the need was fulfilled, not because I was seen unfit for the job).
What I'm trying to do now is figure out the best way to go about including these responsibilities on my resume. As far as I see it, my options are:
- Include them in a separate section below my job history (I don't like this as it makes my resume seem disjointed)
- Include them as separate bullets beneath my primary responsibilities and either:
- Use the present tense, as with the other bullet points (I don't like this because it could be construed as misleading)
- Use the past tense (I don't like this as it could be easily missed and may be a bit jarring to the reader, but currently it seems like my best option)
On a closely related note, what about the responsibilities I've taken on in the past several months/year? In that case, I would be inclined to us the present tense, but if I treat them as I do with my core responsibilities, I don't want to mislead the reader into thinking I've held these responsibilities for 2 years as opposed to the reality of a few months to a year.