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Resume question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BH33, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. BH33

    BH33 Member

    I've got 8 different jobs listed on my resume, going back 13 years. How long do you keep your first couple jobs on your resume? Or is there a limit as to how many jobs you list?

    Sorry if there is already a thread like this.
  2. BH33

    BH33 Member

    Thanks for everyone's help on this!
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Sorry, some of us are busy.

    My resume could potentially go back 30 years now ... needless to say, I didn't really worry about those first couple of jobs that I had when i was getting started.

    But eight jobs in 13 years presents a bit of a problem, it seems to me. That's an above average amount of moving around. You may want to find a way to minimize that.

    The answer?

    You might be better advised to try leading with a "skills resume" that also incorporates a chronological list. Any good resume book can further explain the concept for you.
  4. BH33

    BH33 Member

    Thanks. I was just teasing with my second post.

    I actually haven't moved around that much. But, a couple of my 8 are on-going freelance gigs I have had at major daily papers.

    I was told to include freelance assignments on the resume, as long as they have some meat to them. I wouldn't include it as a job listing if I wrote one sidebar for a paper, but I was a regular contributor (anywhere from 1 to 5 articles per week) to a major daily paper for about 4 years. That, and another freelance listing I have on my resume, overlapped full-time jobs.
  5. SEWnSO

    SEWnSO Member

    How bout you break the jobs up in catagories.

    Experience Highlights
    blah, blah, blah
    Freelance Highlights
  6. BH33

    BH33 Member

    That's not a bad idea.
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