FYI you will need to list as well as provide contact info for every job you have ever had for ten years or until you were 18 for the bar, so keep this info someplace where you wonít loose it (your resume is good for that). Because itís a real PIA to find it years later.
This is not exactly correct.
I've looked at the bar applications for New York and California. In New York, it's every job since age 21. In California, it's every job that lasted over 6 months since age 18. This makes it a bit less of a PIA. Maybe for other states it's every little job since age 18.
My understanding of resumes is that you can write down whatever jobs you want out of all the jobs you've actually had. It's your resume and it's supposed to make you look good. Any jobs that you put significant time into should be on your resume whether it looks great or not. There should not be huge time gaps on your resume, or you'll have to explain them.