How Much Job History Do I Include On My Resume

Job History on Resume?

Im 20 years old and Ive been working at the same place for 2 years. Ive had three previous jobs before this. I just started looking for a new job and when you apply for jobs they typically ask about your current job and up to three previous jobs. My issue is that the first place I ever worked is going out of business in 3 weeks and my second job has a high turnover rate as far as managers and supervisor and both of the managers and supervisors I have worked under have left the company and their company cellphones are no longer in service.

I need to include these two jobs on my resume and on job applications because they pertain to my skills. But they usually ask for a phone number and some companies do not allow you to leave the phone number portion blank. What do I do?

What should a job resume include?

Yes include small things as they show what kind of person you are and what matters to you. Explain the skills you developed, so if you helped a teacher, say it showed good communication and listening skills. I'm not saying lie or anything, bu you have to use the words that they expect and understand.
Also include any hobbies you do, even things like reading. You just need to think about what you can do and try to think about what you want to do and make the links.
I' sure you'll be fine and even making one a resume is a great experience, as it shows that you've researched it rather than just jumping right in.

How much work history should be on a resume?

I don't think the amount of history is as important as the layout and content. You definitely want to sound as if you have plenty of experience; however, you also don't want to look like you don't stay in a job for too long. You also don't want a resume that is 3 pages long. I would say...your last 4 positions so long as you stayed there for a decent amount of time.

First off, take out objective statement...HR professionals don't even look at it. Make your resume a bullet list with quick points of your responsibilities. At the end of each company entry, be sure to state special accomplishments and key achievements while there. Be sure to put your core competencies at the end (i.e. all the programs you are experienced in and at what level advanced knowledge, intermediate or some knowledge). If you don't have a degree, don't even put your education on there unless asked. The same goes for references. If they want them they will ask. Keep it simple and easy for the recruiter to read what they need to know...they scan resumes and only those with the right expertise and competencies get read a little deeper.

Good Luck...interviewing is the next step. Let me know if you need pointers on that.

What should I put in my summary on my job resume?

It’s a brief paragraph that showcases your most effective skills and experience as they pertain to your job search. More importantly, it’s your chance to convince a hiring manager of the skills you can bring to the position. This is essential, given that hiring managers generally afford no more than 10 seconds to an applicant’s resume, unless they’re compelled to read further. I prefer them short. Something like.... this... dont use mine neither. To maintain xyz samples, inspect samples of x, gauge tanks for company x, and add value to operations with my ....... experience.

What do I put on my resume?

Besides setting all margins to 1", the most important criteria for setting up a professional resume besides relevant text, is "scanability." Here are some helpful tips:

1. Place just below your identification header [your hame, address, phone, email address] any Conditional Warning Statement such as "Confidential Resume,"Do Not Contact Current Employer," etc.
2. Always fill-in an Objectives category [just below the Conditional Warning Statement] and make sure that he Objective will contribute to the profitability of your future employer;
3. Select a mono-type font such as Helvetica, Arial, Courier or Times Roman; do not select any cursive handwriting styles which cannot scanned;
4. Keep font sizes within a range of 10 to 12 pts.;
5. Avoid styling text with a justified alignment, keep it flushed left;
6. Instead of using tabs to set up blocked text entries, generate a table and use the column and row settings accordingly;
7. Do not place an i.d. picture anywhere on the resume, this is a major taboo due to discrimination issues;
8. Do not place any graphic text [saved as .gifs] onto the resume since it may be overlooked during the scanning phase;
9. List at the very end of the resume your interests which should include travel experiences, language skills, social interactions such as golf, team sports, tennis, etc.

In conclusion, the above helpful hints were designed to allow ease of scanning of your resume into PDF which can then be text captured for seach purposes by your potential employer. If the original resume was created in Word, WordPerfect or Mac Appleworks, it can be Saved As a PDF file which then can be saved as an email attachment. Otherwise, you can simply use a scanner and scan a hard copy of the resume and then save as a PDF file.

Failure to conform the resume to appropriate fonts and styles as outlined above will result in rejection of the resume simply due to the inability of the scanning device to properly index relevant resume entries.

Good luck!

Thank your for asking the question “Is it good to remove from resume the job experience in a company for which we worked for only 4 months?”In my opinion, a resume is still an advertisement that holds no legal boundaries. You can omit things if such omission is immaterial. Let’s suppose that you were working for a competitor and you omitted it. There may be non-compete or conflict of interest policies of the gaining employer that must be considered. But omission won’t get you into trouble once you’re hired.What will get you into trouble is omitting and someone finds out. Although they might not fire you, they might not trust you and your promotion chances might be reduced.Absolutely don’t lie, materially omit or misrepresent your background on the official job application. You can get fired for this.Best of luck in our career.