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Old 06-08-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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I'm close to wrapping up a seven-week temp position that I began last month. Prior to this position, I had been unemployed since last December, and graduated from college in January. As I begin my job search once again, I'm wary about having a six-month gap on my resume if I don't put down this position. I've previously been advised to leave temp jobs off my resume due to them being well....temporary positions with erratic lengths.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:26 PM
 
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Put the position on the resume if you are worried about a gap. Just make note it was a temp position on the resume so nobody thinks you got fired or resigned after 7 weeks.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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In my experience having temp jobs on my resume has backfired, I've seen hiring "managers" including those at other temp agencies frown upon the fact that I've had temporary jobs even though it was the very thing I was applying for.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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I would list it if its relevant to the position that you are applying for - or the types of positions that you are applying for.

All of my financial experience has been temporary and it hasn't backfired yet. I've only had one permanent retail position at Nordstrom's which I used to fill in my gap.

On an interview I was asked if I would leave since my history has been sporadic. And I just told them no! And then explained why..
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:56 PM
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The answer is OF COURSE if it's relevant your previous jobs and employment goals
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:02 PM
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I remember having to sign a non-disclosure agreement that I wouldn't disclose the companies I'd worked at when I worked for a temp agency a few years back. You might dig back into your paperwork from when you signed on with the agency and see what you're allowed to reveal to third parties.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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My resume of 20 years is full of temps jobs, listing they were contract and the start and end dates. I still get calls for interview. There was only one place were an interviewing Mech Eng commented that I had so many temp jobs, but I said I got hired quicker for temp jobs than getting a perm one.
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