Sick of Day Jobs and want to settle down
February 24, 2010 7:35 AM Subscribe
How do I rewrite my resume so as to reassure potential employers about the fact that I was a temp for ten years?
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Work & Money (28 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
For ten years, I was pursuing a career in stage management, and was a temp for my "day job" for all those ten years. I was very active the whole ten years, but preferred to be a temp -- because I was doing something else on a freelance basis and needed the flexibility.
Well, now I'm not. I've given that up. So I want the full-time job now. But a lot of employers are spooked by that ten-year stint of temping, even though I've explained that this was by MY choice rather than potential EMPLOYERS' choices. The problem is, I only get to explain that when I'm there in their office -- I don't get a chance if they just look at my resume, say "ooh, ten years as a temp," and then pass me by.
How do I lessen that effect on my resume?