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First Contract job and resume

By DanLM ·
I have recently started my first contract job which is for a 3 month period. My question is this, how do you show contract jobs in a resume. I have only ever done my resume for full time positions.
Ie. Worked, date to date.
Reasons for leaving.

I just get my hands around how you would show that this was a contract position in a resume.

Dumb question I know. But, I've just never been here or done this before.
I wish to show on my resume that even though I had 22 years experience with the same employer before this, I had no problems moving to a buisness and codeing environment that I had previously not experienced. Thus, hopefully setting myself for more contract positions.
Any and all comments appriceated.

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Contract-Limited Assignment

by Leee In reply to First Contract job and re ...

For now, put it down like you would any other job, with the words CONTRACT-LIMITED ASSIGNMENT in parentheses next to the dates, along with what you did as with any other item on your resume.

Once you get several of these under your belt, you either can (1) group them under a heading of CONTRACT WORK with one or two lines for each client, or, (2) if you're doing the same thing for each client, write up a description of your duties and list your clients/dates in bullet points below that.

The idea is to make your resume brief (one page ideally), readable and still comprehensive. Also you want to avoid gaps, so don't sell yourself short by leaving out these 'small' jobs; they show you've been keeping up.

Best of luck your new venture.

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thank you

by DanLM In reply to Contract-Limited Assignme ...

Thats one of the reasons I wanted to insure I updated my resume correctly. There was almost a one year gap in my work experience due to retirement/relocation to remarry. And nobody was looking for the expertise that I do have. This contract is for a qualification that I only have roughly 5 years experience in, but by my completing this contract sucessfully. I want to show that I can adapt to different environments easily so that I wont have another long gap on my resume.

Thank you for your feedback, it's very much appriceated.


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