How do I order my achievements on my resume based on my situation?

For the past three years and until a few weeks ago, I was responsible for my supervisor's job, in addition to mine.  Now that a new supervisor has arrived, I have my original job responsibilities.

During the three years while I was the in-charge, I had to delegate down some of the work and after three years, there has been a change in priorities and the work I am going back to is not the same exact job I left.

Some options for presenting this on my resume:

a.  List the more important job first (do I need to specify that the work was in addition to my other job (the title ends in "acting")

b. Do I list the two title together and include all of the achievements.

c.  Do I list the lower level job first and reference that I also did the higher level job for three years?

d.  I will still be doing most of the higher level work even though the new supervisor has arrived.  This would not be reflected on the resume, would it?



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First, choose the job title which others would associate with you - you don't want your referees to say 'THAT wasn't his job title, when asked. Then, include all your responsibilities, in both roles, in a single comprehensive paragraph. Essentially, you haven't been doing two jobs - you've been doing one big job, with bits of both. (I bet when you return to your 'old' job, there's going to be time to pick up some things you haven't been doing or haven't been doing so well? No-one can do two jobs for an extended period - otherwise the organisation would call them one job). So that's how you treat it on your resume. Don't worry that when you interview you have to say 'I did that for a while and now I don't'. Jobs change in the time we do them, and interviewers are used to that.

Include all the achievements using the same criteria to chose which ones to include as you would normally. Don't worry if you think that they are part of 'this job' or 'that job'. If you achieved them in the period covered by this responsibility paragraph, then you can include them in your accomplishments.

To answer your final question - of course it would! Your resume is a reflection of what you actually do, not what the job description that goes with your job title says. You get the credit on your resume if you go above and beyond, whether that's for personal or organizational reasons.