(Closed) Resume advice please ~ Job Gaps, instability

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@cutiepatootie:  A resume isn’t just a chronological list of employment.  It should be tailored to the position you are applying for.  So if your new career is say a teacher, you may not even list working for the ultility company. 

You may find this blog (not mine) helpful.

http://www.askamanager.org

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cutiepatootie:  All of those reasons sound acceptable (minus the boss being a dick, don’t say that). I would create your resume in order of accomplishments/transferable skills to the job you’re applying for and at the very bottom list the position and title by order of year and leave it at that. If you’re asked, you can blame it on the reasons above + the economy. 

I am a hiring manager and as long as there is a reasonable explanation for the gaps, I don’t hold it against the interviewee.

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