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How to include most recent experience on resume if not applicable?

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How to include most recent experience on resume if not applicable?

Matt Idell
I am with a company that acquired the company that acquired the company I originally started with. My role has strayed pretty far from what I intended to be doing. I am afraid if I list my job experience in reverse chronological order, my most recent experience doesn't directly apply to the positions I am seeking. I am reluctant to leave it off or reorder it, unless that is really the only thing to do. Any words of advice are much appreciated.
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    OH Smeg

    If the person doing the applications is in any way suspicious of what you tell them they will Black List you to begin with before it goes any further.

    Business knows what other Business are doing and what happens to them so it is better to be 100% Truthful on any Job Application and then explain why you are not doing what you really want to be doing.

    If you are in a related field or a competing company you had better believe they you will be known by name if nothing else and they will know more about you than what is on the CV if you are any good at what you do.

    Col

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    OldER Mycroft

    By omitting what you've most recently done, almost innocuously, you might (will) end up with a CV that will STOP you getting some interviews.

    Potential employers have enough to do, without trying to fathom out why your employment time-line doesn't add up properly.

    They'll either decide you've got something to hide or that you've been unemployed for that period of time and are too stupid to list it. Either way - you're onto a loser.

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    sidekick

    If a chronological resume isn't going to put your skills that are relevent into focus, then try using a functional resume instead. That way you can market yourself with your skills more so than your previous job descriptions.

    Also, you may be able to put a relevent twist on your more recent experience. If you were managing an Exchange upgrade, for example, and you want to be a Linux admin, you could use that Exchange project as an example of your project management skills rather than Exchange experience.

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    Matt Idell

    This makes a lot of sense. I guess I had a specific idea of what a resume was suppose to look like. I am starting to understand there is some creativity and savvy required not just to "write" a resume but to market myself and my skills. I wish my recent experience did the marketing for me, but I'll have to adjust and put faith in the functional focus. Thanks!

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    OH Smeg

    A Resume is nothing more than a Sales Broacher that you use to attempt to Sell Yourself with.

    It has no other function and other then something to use for an Initial Feel of a applicant they don't serve much purpose either. That is despite what the Recounting Agencies say. :)

    But depending on what it is you are applying for you need to structure the Resume to sell yourself in the best possible light for that position being advertised. Sorry but there is no one size fits all needs each application is different nd should be addressed as such.

    Col

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    mrngorickets

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    OH Smeg

    If the person doing the applications is in any way suspicious of what you tell them they will Black List you to begin with before it goes any further.

    Business knows what other Business are doing and what happens to them so it is better to be 100% Truthful on any Job Application and then explain why you are not doing what you really want to be doing.

    If you are in a related field or a competing company you had better believe they you will be known by name if nothing else and they will know more about you than what is on the CV if you are any good at what you do.

    Col

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    OldER Mycroft

    By omitting what you've most recently done, almost innocuously, you might (will) end up with a CV that will STOP you getting some interviews.

    Potential employers have enough to do, without trying to fathom out why your employment time-line doesn't add up properly.

    They'll either decide you've got something to hide or that you've been unemployed for that period of time and are too stupid to list it. Either way - you're onto a loser.

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    sidekick

    If a chronological resume isn't going to put your skills that are relevent into focus, then try using a functional resume instead. That way you can market yourself with your skills more so than your previous job descriptions.

    Also, you may be able to put a relevent twist on your more recent experience. If you were managing an Exchange upgrade, for example, and you want to be a Linux admin, you could use that Exchange project as an example of your project management skills rather than Exchange experience.

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    Matt Idell

    This makes a lot of sense. I guess I had a specific idea of what a resume was suppose to look like. I am starting to understand there is some creativity and savvy required not just to "write" a resume but to market myself and my skills. I wish my recent experience did the marketing for me, but I'll have to adjust and put faith in the functional focus. Thanks!

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    OH Smeg

    A Resume is nothing more than a Sales Broacher that you use to attempt to Sell Yourself with.

    It has no other function and other then something to use for an Initial Feel of a applicant they don't serve much purpose either. That is despite what the Recounting Agencies say. :)

    But depending on what it is you are applying for you need to structure the Resume to sell yourself in the best possible light for that position being advertised. Sorry but there is no one size fits all needs each application is different nd should be addressed as such.

    Col

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    Hi

    mrngorickets

    I read some opinions in this topic

    I like it so much, please try to keep posting

    This link below can show more info, you can find them at: http://experiencesummary.info

    Best regards.