I am trying to write a sentence that shows my experience as a cook; for example, since my first job at ABC, and then to DEF, to currently working at GHI, I have gain ...

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    It's not wrong, but do you know how resumes are read? They are not read, they are scanned ... if you are lucky. So is packing four parts into your sentence serving your purposes? Nov 28, 2020 at 23:47
  • it's actually an application (1000 words) .. But is there a better way to frame this sentence?
    – GarlicSTAT
    Nov 29, 2020 at 0:30
  • I'd form 2 - 4 sentences. Short and sweet is stellar. Nov 29, 2020 at 0:51
  • do you mind providing an example?
    – GarlicSTAT
    Nov 29, 2020 at 1:00
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    Welcome to the site. I imagine your question to have been marked down because it seems too simple for one of the erudite minds in this site, and because you do not show much evidence of your own research. I have moved it up again because we are here to help, particularly newcomers, and not to criticise negatively.
    – Anton
    Nov 29, 2020 at 8:27

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“Since my first job” refers to a time after the job ended, suggesting that you gained no experience in that job. Better to start with something like:

Since starting my first job at ABC I have worked at DEF and GHI, and have gained experience in ...

This is only one of many suggestions you may receive but it avoids the awkward start.

  • I have gained experience as a chef since my my first at ABC, followed by similar stint in DEF and GHI. Could it be another option?
    – Ram Pillai
    Nov 29, 2020 at 13:16

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