How do I list a temp job on my resume?

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How do I list a temp job on my resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:12 am

I temped for 6 months before finding a permanent position. It was for a big staffing agency that everyone's heard of, and I was assigned to two very similar projects one after the other. I'm thinking of putting it as one job, listing the staffing agency as my employer, and using a kind of generic title with (contract) or (temporary) next to that. I don't think I ever had an official title but I can describe it pretty accurately without any embellishment. Is that ok or is there a better way to do it?

Also, it's better to have a temp job than a gap on there right? I graduated at beginning of the the recession and had a job offer rescinded, so I'm hoping firms understand.

EDIT: I'm a 1L, this is pre law school employment.
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Re: How do I list a temp job on my resume?

Postby Always Credited » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:18 am

someone link THE thread.

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Re: How do I list a temp job on my resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:21 am

OP here. :lol: I've read THE thread. That's partly why I'm concerned. I'm hoping a temp job before law school doesn't carry the same stigma that doc review does.

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Re: How do I list a temp job on my resume?

Postby gavinstevens » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:33 pm

This thread sounds helpful, someone want to post a link? Thanks.

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Re: How do I list a temp job on my resume?

Postby seatown12 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:57 am

A temp job post-JD is bad because it means you couldn't get a real legal job. As a 0L, nobody can get a real legal job.




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