Resume question

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  1. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

    whoknows87

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    #1
    Should I list every single Job I had since I started working? for me that would be since 16 years old , I've had multiple jobs in different fields since then mainly Retail/Sales/Customer service, I'm in transition to Hopefully Graduate school by next year in the mean time I need another Job to pay some bills and there aren't many in my area of study, so the Bachelor is just on the wall :)

    just FYI at 16 I worked at a sea food restaurant, skip it on a resume or list it anyway ?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say only jobs within the past 5 years or so at most, and only the last few (if you've had 8 jobs in the last 5 years, maybe only list the last 4 or the ones you were at longest or the ones most relevant to the new position).
     
  3. musicjunky macrumors regular

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    I only use my last few jobs, and include the most relevant positions. For example, when I look for a job involving writing, I would list this one gig I had two years ago over my more recent customer service job. Good luck on your search!
     
  4. sviato macrumors 68020

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    You should list job experiences that are relevant to the position you're applying.
     
  5. OneMike macrumors 603

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    This is the best info.

    Tailor resume towards the position you're applying for.
     
  6. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    Agree. As someone who has been on the hiring end, relevance is key. As for me, I like that you started working at 16..
     
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    For what purpose is this resume? You mentioned graduate school; are you sending this as part of an application?

    Also, I would make sure you properly capitalize everything (i.e. job is not capitalized) and quadruple check grammar and spelling. :)
     
  8. whoknows87 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol, oh no this is not a part of an application, just something to pay some bills for a few months, and I do need to check grammar and spelling often I do suck lol

    Thank you all for the feedback
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Sorry I completely missed the part of the OP where you answered my question. :p

    As others have said, taylor the resume for the job; include everything that is directly and indirectly relevant. And FWIW I tell everyone to quadruple check their resume, and do it myself. ;)
     
  10. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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    After that, have someone else check it, too.
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Oh, yes, excellent point. This is a must because even after looking at it four times, one always misses something.
     
  12. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Nicely done.... Hats off
     
  13. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    backwards it read.

    agree with that. an extra pair of eyes always finds something.

    on the odd chance that you have no person to ask, i offer a trick to help... when leaving active duty, they gave me the chance to get lots of pro help on things like resume and interview skills. a useful trick one of the resume guys brought up was to 'read the finished product BACKWARD' from the end to the beginning. seems the human mind is pre-wired to fix errors and fill in blanks, and reading it end to beginning is a quick work around. allows you to see errors that you might otherwise miss. works well. best of luck. :)
     

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