I am updating my resume and some of the jobs listed on it is pass 10 years old. Should I leave them on it, or take them out. Seeking administrative Assistant position and none of them are related to what I'm trying to achieve.
My resume is up to date and many employers have stated that they are basically looking for a one trick pony and I quote, regardless of how much experience you have and skills, if you haven't done this job before I wont look at it. So, I good resume and cover is useless to these so-called experienced managers???
Well, I have been applying to several different position, so I rellly dont know what title should I be using? I welcome any advice.
Yes, it is important to focus on the job you are applying for in your resume. It is not important to state every job that you have worke especially if it is a very short term position. People that have worked for temporary agencies ect.. find that they can get or receive more skills with this job but not necessarily a job reference because the amount of time spent there is not worth putting on paper. Instead put down the job skills that you have. Such as microsoft word, excel, power point etc.... and any other software that can be compatible to the job that you are applying for. The best work to put down would be the most stable recent positions.
Hi Lina, You can talk to a resume writer and get some help because there are so many issues exist on your resume like resume size, length, and relevant jobs experiences. It's not a yes/ no questions so you should represent it professionally. Good Luck
10 years is usually the limit. I had my resume professionally done. I have a summary of my career at the very beginning which highlights my career and could, therefore, list the items from some of your other jobs that go beyond 10 years. I also customize bullets to highlight specific competencies of the job I am applying for. Additionally, I have branded myself, so my resume does not look like the rest of the people. There is a great company called Emprove Performance, the guy used to do free webinars on branding yourself. Check out his website, and see if you can pick up any hints from the samples he has. You can look at my website if you want to look at mine. www.kateajackson.com.
Then take them off only leave them on if they are related to the job you are applying for.
I put over 30 years of experience
I think it's important to list previous employment.. when the career your seeking is relevant...that way the employer can view your work history... As a job coach and an Employment Specialist, I take Value in people that have diversity in their resumes because it tells me they need and must have substance in thier work-life..any gabs can of course be filled during the initial interview...good luck and blessings... Linda
A typical resume should be no more than two pages in length ideally. All appropriate information should be brief and self explanatory for others to read. A chronological employment history is a good start.
Most jobs go back ten years on your resume on your job history