How to Write About Your Career


The fact that you are working with someone who has no interest in your profession, you are trying to be professional, and that you have no experience with them is a huge indicator that your job has a significant amount of appeal to them.

You can have a great job, and you can be a great employee, but you are also working with a professional who is not interested in your job, or you are not a good fit for them, or both.

 In a nutshell, the best way to write about your job is to give a detailed account of what your job entails, and what your role entails.

In this article, I’m going to take you through the process of writing about your career, and share some tips on writing that is engaging, relatable, and informative.


Create a short story or a story that describes the job.

If you’re not sure how to start a career, ask someone who knows what they’re talking about. 

I’m going be using my own job as a way to illustrate my point, and it’s actually a really great way to think about your position.

The job description in your resume is probably a bit too long, and there’s a lot of jargon.

This can be great for people who are more technical, but for most people, this is the most effective way to describe the position.

For example, the title might read, “Programmer/Project Manager,” and it would work perfectly if you just wrote that, “I am a software engineer, currently based in San Francisco, California, with over a decade of experience.

I am responsible for building software that runs on large scale networks, including data centers, big data centers and supercomputers.”

The title alone would be enough to get people interested, but the job description needs to be written in a way that will get them to understand what the position entails.

It’s also important to create a story around your role that is relatable to a general audience.

In the title of your resume, put something like, “As a programmer, I work with big data, data analytics, machine learning, and data science teams to build scalable, efficient and secure enterprise-grade applications.” 

Your job description should be a story, so make sure you’re writing about it in a clear and easy to understand way.

For me, this story is about my passion for programming.

In my mind, this means that the job is about creating tools that are used by organizations to build their data and analytics systems.

My job description is also a story about what it’s like to work in a company with great leaders.


Use the word “software engineer.”

If you have a position that you love, this should be your title.

If you do not, use the word, “Software Engineer,” and the job title should be “Software Developer.”

For example: “Software Engineer/Programmer” is more specific than “Software Architect,” but it’s still a good way to say “software developer.” 

If you do decide to say the word programmer, be sure to make it clear that you’re looking for someone with an MBA degree or an advanced degree. 

“Programmer and Programmer Specialist” and “Programming Specialist” are better choices, because you’re describing a specific skill set and not someone who is a professional at all. 

When you’re working with your boss, you want to make sure your job description describes what your company does.

You should write a job description that explains how the company is doing things, and why you think that is important.

This will make your boss feel more comfortable asking you questions, and give you the opportunity to answer them.


Don’t just copy your boss’s job description.

Use your own.

This is a tricky one, and some people may find this confusing, but if you’re in a position where you are asked to write your own job description, don’t do it.

I’m not going to give you specific advice on what to do, because it’s probably going to sound like a lot, but here are some tips: Write a job title that describes what you do. 

For example, if you are a software developer, write, “At Oracle, I am a senior software engineer who is responsible for developing and managing Java applications for the Oracle cloud.”

This title will give people an idea of what it entails, as well as giving you a way for them to relate to you. 

Write about your current position.

This one is a bit tricky, because the way your boss will read it is that it describes the position, and not the person in charge of that position.

So for example, I would write, “I am the lead architect and lead developer for the Java platform for enterprise applications. 

The Java platform is used in a variety of products including data warehouses, large-scale applications, financial transactions, and the Internet of Things.”

Write about what your current role entails, in your own