Should I include this in my resume?

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Should I include this in my resume?

Postby cneu333 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:30 pm

I took a year off right before college and had a full-time job teaching English and working as an office assistant in Korea for almost a year. Would it be advisable to not add this to my resume for the applications? I'm not sure whether I should put it in or take it out because that's the only full-time employment experience I've ever had; other than that one I've only done just part-time work and internship. Advice would be appreciated! :?

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby nickb285 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:35 pm

cneu333 wrote:I took a year off right before college and had a full-time job teaching English and working as an office assistant in Korea for almost a year. Would it be advisable to not add this to my resume for the applications? I'm not sure whether I should put it in or take it out because that's the only full-time employment experience I've ever had; other than that one I've only done just part-time work and internship. Advice would be appreciated! :?


Why would you not put that on?

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby cneu333 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:40 pm

nickb285 wrote:
cneu333 wrote:I took a year off right before college and had a full-time job teaching English and working as an office assistant in Korea for almost a year. Would it be advisable to not add this to my resume for the applications? I'm not sure whether I should put it in or take it out because that's the only full-time employment experience I've ever had; other than that one I've only done just part-time work and internship. Advice would be appreciated! :?


Why would you not put that on?



I wasn't too sure because it's something I did before college, and some people say that you shouldn't put work experience from high school/before college in your law school resume..

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby TripTrip » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:40 pm

Put it in.

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby dproduct » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:02 pm

TripTrip wrote:Put it in.

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby nickb285 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:04 pm

It's not a high school job though, it's full time work experience (the only such experience you have) and it's a cool life experience. Put it in.

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby LAJ20002 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:29 pm

I think that's actually a really great addition to your resume.

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby sanjola » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:46 pm

Without a doubt, you should include it.

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby hume85 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:56 pm

dproduct wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Put it in.


+1. Most apps will have a space where you explain any gaps your education. Use this space to give a great reason for taking that year off in Korea that you put on your resume. I don't see this hurting you, and I could see it giving you a boost.

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby cneu333 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:08 am

Thanks for all your advice!! I'll put it in.

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Re: Should I include this in my resume?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:18 am

LAJ20002 wrote:I think that's actually a really great addition to your resume.


OP should put it, but it's not a "really great addition." He taught kids English and was an office monkey.




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