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Old 12-14-2015, 07:27 PM
 
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I graduated from a Master's in Accounting program in Chicago in June 2015. I struggled with landing a good full-time offer so I took a low level job that pays about 40% less than what I should be making since it beats unemployment. I kept this job off my resume when applying but I'm starting to see very low interview requests now because I think the gap has gotten too large. So I put my current job on my resume but I'm also getting 0 responses because I sort of have a history of job hopping (made industry and location switches along with one job not working out after a short term). I think I've ran into the point where I'm damaged either way but I really cannot see myself staying in my current job that pays peanuts in middle of nowhere Boise, Idaho. Any ideas on what I can do in this situation?
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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Put it on your resume and move.
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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You should put your most recent job on your resume, and target your resume toward the kind of job you're looking for. Make sure all the information is industry related. Here are some other tips I found on how to make your resume stand out from the others: How To Make Your Resume Stand Out
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Samanthaft's link has some good info but more detail can be found at askamanager.org in the archives section.

Also, you didn't mention anything about a Cover Letter, that can be just as important as a resume. More advice for that on the site as well.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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Forgot to mention, keep your current job info there, looks better to hiring managers to be currently employed than not.
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:08 AM
 
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Are you putting older jobs on your resume that have nothing to do with the job you are applying for? If you are, leave those off; it will reduce the appearance of job hopping.
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