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Old 04-27-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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Default what will employers say when you leave off earlier jobs on resume

What will employers say when you do not show your earlier work experience on your resume , which could 5 years.

I have 26 yrs experience of work since college, but I am going to show only 3 jobs for 20 yrs of revelant work experienceone job. The 4th job is not directly revelant for my next job but has one of my references. If I add this job I will be showing 23 yrs work experience. Can I leave it off and still give it as a reference even thouth it is not on my resume. I will put it on the job application, but iI want to get my foot in the door.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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I only go back 10 years (although I have almost 30 years of work experience). I don't think employers expect to see every job you ever had.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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When you've had as many jobs as I've had, over the last 20 years...I can't even remember them all! And some of them are no longer in business--at least not at that location.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:00 AM
 
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What will employers say when you do not show your earlier work experience on your resume , which could 5 years.

I have 26 yrs experience of work since college, but I am going to show only 3 jobs for 20 yrs of revelant work experienceone job. The 4th job is not directly revelant for my next job but has one of my references. If I add this job I will be showing 23 yrs work experience. Can I leave it off and still give it as a reference even thouth it is not on my resume. I will put it on the job application, but iI want to get my foot in the door.
Yes . . . absolutely.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:49 AM
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Well what can they say? How would they even know unless they ran a background? Sometimes people have legitimate reasons for leaving out a former company they worked for.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:26 AM
 
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yes, but what is in that background check? That is what worries me. some just do a criminal background check others will do a credit check. (I avoid those because I think that is just downright nosy!) I don't put ss numbers on applications anymore either. I just put down that I will supply it at interview if needed. Even then it bothers me because no one needs your ss number if they are not going to hire you.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:32 AM
 
Location: southern california
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any major purchase requires full disclosure i minute i see that is not happening i back up very fast.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:18 AM
 
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You're not suppose to put down EVERY job you ever did..
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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OP,
your are doing well to keep one job off. Otherwise, it becomes too long for the employers to read assimilate. I have about 14 years of experience and resume just spilled into two pages so I am going to delete the first two jobs I currently have on and leave just about 8 years worth of experience. And I don't list any of my temp/consultant work either. I think is OK to have that reference only on the application as a personal one. The experience needs not to be on the resume. To be honest, I think nowdays employers only care for the last 10 years unless it is a really senior person such a CEO or the like.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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A resume is not a legal document!
The job application is, so if they ask for "all" then you need to list it, be careful if they only have 3 slots and they have fine print to write on the back, otherwise only list the specified: last 3 jobs or last 10 years.
You can even have a tailored resume, which doesn't even have to show consecutive jobs.
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