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Old 09-08-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Western Pa
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Yes, I know another Resume - Work History Question. Is it better to leave a gap on your resume ( say 6 months to 1 year maybe 1.5 years) or fill in all TEMP / CONTRACTS. None of my jobs where unprofessional or unproductive however just not long ( Laid off . better Opportunities)

Either way sort of rolling the dice, Right?
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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If you can list the temp agency name list those with the usual stuff. much better than a gap imho.
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:49 PM
 
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You should list something, even if it is just "2013-2016: Various temporary agencies/contract work." If they want more information, they will ask. If you leave a large time frame blank, it will just be assumed that you were unemployed. It also matters how long ago it was, and if the temp work has anything to do with the position you are applying for.
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:05 PM
 
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I agree that the best thing to do is list the name of the temp agency(s) and then bullet point the skills/projects/software that you utilized. Be careful about listing specific company names where you had temp assignments, unless you truly impressed them. The last thing you want is to make it easy for someone to ask a previous supervisor why they didn't like you enough to hire you full-time.
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