Is it necessary to put how long you worked a job on the resume?

When you do a resume is it a key thing to put your length of employment on it? I have a bad history and haven't lasted too long on my jobs. Another opinion I could use from you guys : The last job I had was the longest I've kept a job (2 yrs) but I was fired! Should I put it down on the resume or no? Will they contact?

Asked By: Yaw O - 7/9/2008
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Yes, start with your current/last job, state job, and name of employer, and start-stop backwards. If you eliminate jobs you will highlight gaps...which you will be questioned about. Verification of employment simply is that, they verify you worked there. References will be used to ask about your... More
Answered By: bluegoat114 - 7/9/2008
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Sometimes if you worked at a job for a very short period of time it might be better to leave it off your resume. I would only put it if you obtained a skill at that job that would be relevant to the job you are applying to... More
Answered By: ClarkWorld - 7/9/2008
Put everything down! It gives them an idea of the amount of experience you might have regarding that job.
Answered By: SHORTone - 7/12/2008
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