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Resume question

Postby topsch125 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:29 pm

Different schools have different guidelines on the resume. For example, one school wants to have dates and devoted time for each item.

1. What do you do if you don't remember all the dates? (e.g. work or awards that were done/received awhile ago)
2. What do you do if there was no set devoted time and it fluctuated widely? (e.g. intermittent volunteer work)
3. Do you think leaving out this information for uncertain items is acceptable?

Not sure if putting in a rough estimate is better than not putting any detailed information at all.

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Re: Resume question

Postby ladybug89 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:48 am

1) You really can't say what month you worked/got an award? What about the season? I think it would look very odd to just say the year, especially for a job. although i do understand the trials of a bad memory.

2) I'd say something like "recurringly between Jan 2013 and Oct 2015"

3) you should try your hardest to have some level of information for each item. Otherwise it's just going to look like you didn't care enough to fill out the application properly, even if that's not the case.

Of course, all of this is moot if you are many many years out from UG and have been working for a while. In that case it's probably ok to leave some old old stuff without dates, buuuut I don't know anything about nontrads so disregard.

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Re: Resume question

Postby cinephile » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:07 am

1) I normally say things like Fall 2005 and don't worry about the months

2) I've done this by breaking it up into 2 positions like Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 (list those part-time hours), them a separate entry for summer 2005 and summer 2006, etc. (with the full-time hours)

3) If it's information they asked for specifically and you don't have it, would it really hurt your resume that much to delete that work experience/activity?

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