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Resume Clarification

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:15 pm
by laurenlnw
Hello,

I'm currently applying to Boston University and it says on their application instructions that they want you to include "all full-time and part-time employment, both paid and unpaid" in the submitted resume. Does that really mean ANY job I've held must be reflected on my resume? I ask because I'm applying right out of college, and aside from one professional internship and my current position, I've also worked 8-10 customer service jobs since I turned 17. I also can't remember the exact time frame I worked there for most of them. Does the admissions committee really want to see such a long list of waitress, cashier, etc. on my resume, or can I simply just include a line such as "Concurrently held various positions as waitress and sales clerk while in college"?

Thank you in advance for your advice!

Re: Resume Clarification

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:36 pm
by Dave Killoran
laurenlnw wrote:Hello,

I'm currently applying to Boston University and it says on their application instructions that they want you to include "all full-time and part-time employment, both paid and unpaid" in the submitted resume. Does that really mean ANY job I've held must be reflected on my resume? I ask because I'm applying right out of college, and aside from one professional internship and my current position, I've also worked 8-10 customer service jobs since I turned 17. I also can't remember the exact time frame I worked there for most of them. Does the admissions committee really want to see such a long list of waitress, cashier, etc. on my resume, or can I simply just include a line such as "Concurrently held various positions as waitress and sales clerk while in college"?

Thank you in advance for your advice!


It's more toward the latter, but I'd make it a full entry on your resume. As in, show the time period, the range of jobs, and perhaps mention the businesses. Title it as Retail Service Positions or something similar. So, it will look like a regular job, but cover all those positions neatly :-D