Can I leave a job off a resume, its been almost 10 years?
It shows my age, I've held 2 jobs recently related to office work but have a huge gap with nothing from 1998 - 2004. I worked at Walmart out of high school and in 2004 after a divorce I went back to college and held 2 different student worker jobs. During the gap, I was a stay at home mom. Can I just leave Walmart off and eliminate that gap?
Asked By: I Got What U Need - 10/31/2007
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You can leave it off, especially if it is unrelated to the field you are applying
Answered By: sahel578 - 10/31/2007
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Definitely. It isn't really relevent to your more recent jobs, and probably not to the job you are looking for. Resumes are supposed to be short and to the point. You can't put everything on it.
Answered By: iswthunder - 10/31/2007
Yes. You can leave off or add anything you want on a resume as long as it is true.
Answered By: thejenmartin - 10/31/2007
of course you can leave the job off your resume. I know lots of people who have done this.
Answered By: rvd - 10/31/2007
There's no rule that says you have to put every job you've ever had on a resume. On the other hand, employers do expect a complete list on an application.
Answered By: shanna - 10/31/2007
You can always do what I do, and that is, write down a section at the very bottom that says Previous Work History. In this section you put down the titles and employer, but NO dates... More
Answered By: Francesca Thomas - 10/31/2007
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