How to handle job history in applications

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How to handle job history in applications

Postby whatshouldido3 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:29 pm

I have been out of UG for 2 years and I will be sending in my applications this Fall. I have a few relevant internships from my UG days but a spotty job history for the two years I have been off. I have basically been traveling and moving around a lot, and making money when I can/relying on parental help. I have had a couple of jobs where I have paid taxes (retail etc.) but a lot of the things I have done since UG have been under the table work such as mowing lawns and landscaping for neighbors, painting houses, and random craigslist gigs that paid in cash. How should I handle this on applications... on one hand I don't want it to look like I have done absolutely nothing but travel around on my parents money, but on the other hand if I list these things I have done for work I don't want to eventually deal with Bar C&F issues based on working under the table. How should I handle this?

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Re: How to handle job history in applications

Postby Ded Precedent » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:38 pm

I would just put together a more academic focused resume and leave out the random odd jobs that you did in the last two years. It doesn't look great but I doubt it will have an impact in admissions decision making.

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