Subject: Re:_Functional_résumés;_no_dates_on_résumés_(WAS)
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 15:45:26 -0400

"Salette Latas" wrote:

>I list the dates for my last three jobs, going back to early 1996. As I said
>earlier, I'll go back even earlier if a particular listing seems to be
>looking for some of that earlier experience.
>My military experience is under a separate heading (on the second page when
>printed), as is my undergraduate degree. Do the dates for these really
>matter? Would you reject my resume for not including them?
Not at all, Salette. What I said was that I am sorely tempted to reject a résumé that has NO dates. I think you solution is perfectly appropriate. I'm not interested in divining an applicant's age. But I am interested in longevity at an allegedly permanent job. If I see a bunch of three-month jobs, I start to wonder if it was always the employer's fault. And if I see a complete absence of dates, I start to wonder if the applicant is concealing that sort of job history. That's the only point I was trying to make. I'm not interested in gaps or in ancient history.



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