A full resume or one with gaps?
May 29, 2014 6:16 PM Subscribe
Resume question time. I am working on a full CV, with more or less everything, but want to know just how full it should really be...
posted by zardoz to Work & Money (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Of course, it won't be everything; I'll leave off the part-time work and the like when I was young. The thing is that in the past decade especially, I have worked at a number of places. Not really job-hopped, but more contract by contract, in a freelance basis. Listing all of these jobs is too long for a one-page resume, so I'm making a CV, which is expected to be longer anyway, and I've seen a few prospective employers ask for a CV instead of a resume.
But as for listing all those jobs...should I leave some out to shorten the CV? As of now it's gonna be three pages, and I want to get that down to two. Or should this be a formatting problem, as in I should fiddle with the fonts and maybe shrink them down to size so more fits on a page?
If there are gaps, isn't that the kiss of death? I've heard how HR departments will just pitch resumes that have employment gaps. But they'll also not bother with resumes that are too long...hence my dilemma.