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How are professionals handling menial jobs on their resume?

I am a construction manager by trade, but was hit hard by the economy. For 2 years, I have taken whatever job pays the bills. If anyone else has been in this same position, h*********u addressing these jobs on your resume? Either I have 2 years of terrible positions that are not applicable, or I have a 2 year gap. Help!

Asked By: Olivia's Mom - 12/30/2009
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What a lot of people do for gaps is create a functional resume. A functional resume doesn't have specific dates of employment. Instead of listing a specific job you list your skills and talk about what experience you utilizing that skill. I didn't do the best job explaining it, but you can google functional resumes and... More
Answered By: Joe T - 12/30/2009
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Nothing is worse than huge gaps. Especially 2 year gaps. I'd write down every job you've had. At least that way your potential employer will see that you've been working. I'm sure you can find an opportunity to tell the person the reasons for having those jobs. In this economy, I'd think they'd understand.
Answered By: Kyle - 12/30/2009
 
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