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Q: What is the correct way to format multiple locations for one employer on your resume?

There are a few ways you can display multiple locations associated with a job. Personally, I like to follow the resume format below for each position in the Work History section when I’m writing someone’s resume:

COMPANY NAME | City, ST (YYYY - Present)

Line describing the company, such as its industry, size in terms of revenue, locations, or people, and the products or services it offers.

Job Title (YYYY - Present)

A few lines that describe the role and responsibilities held by the professional during their time in this position.

  • Bullets that call attention to the candidate’s most brag-worthy activities, contributions, or achievements while holding this position.

  • Bullets that describe the results the candidate was able to achieve, such as revenue grown, costs cut, inefficiencies resolved, customer ratings improved, etc.

  • Bullets that mention clients whose brand names are worth noting, awards won, projects brought in on time and under budget, and so forth.

If the person held more than one role over the course of their tenure with a company, then I’d add another section below with the job title, the specific dates the person worked under that title, a blurb about the key responsibilities, and a set of bullets to call attention to his or her key contributions and accomplishments.

As for your question about location, in the format above you could do this a few ways.

You could add all the locations after the company name:

COMPANY NAME | New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA (YYYY - Present)

COMPANY NAME - New York, NY | Los Angeles, CA (YYYY - Present)

COMPANY NAME | New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA (YYYY - Present)

Or, if you lived in different cities for different positions you held with the company, you could omit the location information next to the company name and, instead, include the location next to the appropriate job title:

COMPANY NAME | YYYY - Present

One-liner company description…

Job Title - New York, NY | YYYY - Present

Blurb that describes the role and responsibilities…

  • Bullet…

  • Bullet…

Job Title - Los Angeles, CA | YYYY - YYYY

Blurb that describes the role and responsibilities…

  • Bullet…

  • Bullet…

There’s no one correct way to incorporate this information into your resume — try out a few different formats to see what looks the best with the rest of the information in your resume’s Work Experience section. And if you ever want a second set of eyes to review your resume, you can request a free resume critique at TopResume.

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