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Work on ur Resume

Work on ur Resume
« on: September 16, 2004, 12:13:02 AM »
Obviously I haven't had much work experience if I'm asking this question, but what dates do u give for jobs.. the period that u put in time, or the period while you were still on the payroll.

For example I worked at a big tech company last summer.  and I went on educ. leave (with the expectation that i'd be back this summer).  During the course of the year, I was still on the payroll, and I accumulated vacation hours, and I would get checks in the mail for paid vacation (like couple weeks around Christmas that everyone got paid off).

When it was determined I wasn't going back this summer, I got a big fat check (for all my vacation hours accrued) in June as I was taken off the payroll and was no longer with the company.

So when I write period of employment, what should I do?  I still got checks for months after I didnt put in hours, but I was still considered an employee.

Re: Work on ur Resume
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2004, 06:47:56 AM »
Only put when you actually worked there... that's what I'd do, anyway.



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Re: Work on ur Resume
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2004, 09:41:18 AM »
This is my advice, I suggest you take it:

Rather than put an "EMPLOYMENT" section, why not "EXPERIENCE"? That way, you can encompass research, internships (paid and unpaid) as well as actual jobs.


Re: Work on ur Resume
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2004, 11:51:56 AM »
It kinda depends on the length of your leave relative to the length of your work. 4 months of maternity leave in a 10-year career is not worth a modification of resume dates. But 9 months of off-salary leave in 12 months with a company, even if you were technically on the payroll, is a little different:

   Employed at Initech from May 2001 to May 2002.
   Full-time student at Rock University in the 2001-2002 academic year.

... would lead anybody to the incorrect conclusion that you maintained your work responsibilities while going to school full time. And the reader of the resume is goint to be more interested in the duration and type of responsibilites that you had than the technicalities of payroll status.

I worked as a NASA subcontractor for a year back in 1999, and they never took me off their records, so I think I'm technically still a NASA subcontractor- though not on active payroll. I wouldn't put "current NASA employee" on my resume, though.


Re: Work on ur Resume
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2004, 05:21:48 PM »
i thought "ur" meant you are, not you're.