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smpark2
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Resume help

Postby smpark2 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:25 pm

Hello! I'm trying to finish up my resume but I'm having a hard time condensing it to one page (or even two!). I was hoping I can get some opinions.

I've worked a lot of jobs during my undergrad, many of which were seasonal. Listing all those jobs and tasks takes up about a page. Then throw in my education, internship, volunteer work, achievements, and affiliations... Well, I've got myself three pages. I've already taken out some volunteer work and kept what I thought was important to me. What about work? Should I take out some jobs, but list them all on the application itself?
Also for my volunteer work I just listed the entity I volunteered with, my title, and dates. I didn't list any tasks. Should I do that? If I do that will just add more length to my already lengthy resume :?

Thanks so much!

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theadvancededit
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Re: Resume help

Postby theadvancededit » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:15 pm

What kind of seasonal jobs were they? If they were something like, say, retail, then I would leave them off. Also, are any of these seasonal jobs alike or very similar? You can try condensing their descriptions if that is the case.

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Kilpatrick
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Re: Resume help

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:20 pm

You don't have to list every job you've ever had on your resume

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medialoop
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Re: Resume help

Postby medialoop » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:58 pm

I listed all my jobs but didn't describe all of them (and it sounds like your seasonal jobs might be pretty self-explanatory). If it's something like "cashier," it probably doesn't need a description, whereas your volunteer work might. It could also be worthwhile to mess with formatting and see if there's a big amount of white space you can do without (or just check online for templates that seem to fit more, and go from there). But yeah, you don't need to list all of your jobs if it's going to take up too much space, especially since there's the "employment" section for that.

smpark2
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Re: Resume help

Postby smpark2 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:31 pm

Thanks! That's what I figured, but I thought I'd get another opinion. I'm kind of over-thinking a lot of this stuff.




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