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How to change the story my resume tells?

I would like to ask you for tips on how to make the story my resume tells appear in a more positive light without lying.
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Re: How to change the story my resume tells?

No, I don't mean that kind of story change, I just changed jobs (all didn't require any training) a lot (between 18 and 20) and if I left those out I would have (large) gaps in my resume (from hs to uni).
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No, I don't mean that kind of story change, I just changed jobs (all didn't require any training) a lot (between 18 and 20) and if I left those out I would have (large) gaps in my resume (from hs to uni).
I don't know what role you are shooting for, but list your jobs and add your responsibilities. That's all.
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Re: How to change the story my resume tells?

You will have better luck searcing for tips on Google.
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No, I don't mean that kind of story change, I just changed jobs (all didn't require any training) a lot (between 18 and 20) and if I left those out I would have (large) gaps in my resume (from hs to uni).
I mean it shows you are willing to work, also in lower-end jobs. I would spin it that way. Strong work ethic, not wanting to be a burden on society, contributing.
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No, I don't mean that kind of story change, I just changed jobs (all didn't require any training) a lot (between 18 and 20) and if I left those out I would have (large) gaps in my resume (from hs to uni).
Are those job experiences even relevant to your current profession? You could simply unite them in one bloc saying something like "student jobs", listing what kind of jobs you did...

"School of life" subsection, hehe. Will be both a cute prank and something catchy on the CV
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... I would have (large) gaps in my resume (from hs to uni).
Are you currently at university? How long ago were these 18-20 short term jobs?
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You will have better luck searcing for tips on Google.
LinkedIn is even better - less noise / more focus. There are also a lot of folks you can pay to craft your CV if you wish.
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No, I don't mean that kind of story change, I just changed jobs (all didn't require any training) a lot (between 18 and 20) and if I left those out I would have (large) gaps in my resume (from hs to uni).
Depends on the timeline since. If they are 15+ yrs ago the current train of thought is to leave them out entirely.
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Re: How to change the story my resume tells?

I had five quite different jobs at my second employer (18-30 years old), that I used to detail individually on my CV. Later I would just say I worked for that employer for 12 years. Now I just say I worked in a particular industry for 37 years.

At my most recent interview the only related question I got was “why didn’t I have a social media presence”?
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I had five quite different jobs at my second employer (18-30 years old), that I used to detail individually on my CV. Later I would just say I worked for that employer for 12 years. Now I just say I worked in a particular industry for 37 years.

At my most recent interview the only related question I got was “why didn’t I have a social media presence”?
The other trick is to list your time at an employer but under the last, presumably most senior, job title / position.

It's a reasonable thing to do, since nobody really cares about every internal move but more what skills you ended up with. Cherry pick from the skills based on what is valuable / interesting.
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Re: How to change the story my resume tells?

There's a Resume and a CV. You shouldn't manipulate your CV much, maybe just trim it a bit (remove details of anything which was more than 5 years ago). However you hardly ever need to show a CV. Resume is most often expected when you're applying for just an ordinary job (not to a military, police, etc), focus on making it succinct and highlight your current skills, the "what value can I bring", best to fit it all on 1 page (eventually attach second page with some side details, like list of spontaneous courses and own projects, volunteering, etc)
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I had five quite different jobs at my second employer (18-30 years old), that I used to detail individually on my CV. Later I would just say I worked for that employer for 12 years. Now I just say I worked in a particular industry for 37 years.

At my most recent interview the only related question I got was “why didn’t I have a social media presence”?
Just tell them you’re bowlie on EF. They’ll likely offer you the job on the spot...
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There's a Resume and a CV. You shouldn't manipulate your CV much, maybe just trim it a bit (remove details of anything which was more than 5 years ago). However you hardly ever need to show a CV. Resume is most often expected when you're applying for just an ordinary job (not to a military, police, etc), focus on making it succinct and highlight your current skills, the "what value can I bring", best to fit it all on 1 page (eventually attach second page with some side details, like list of spontaneous courses and own projects, volunteering, etc)



The tradition and expectation of CV and/or Resume varies a lot from country to country.... I'm not sure I agree with your advice. In my experience, the expected document in Switzerland more closely resembles a ''CV"


More info here:

https://www.velvetjobs.com/resume/cv...ume-difference


I think it's perfectly normal to have many jobs between 14-24 and I'm not sure why you would feel you need to reduce it... my longest job before age 30 was 4 years, and was mostly part-time and I concurrently worked for 2 or 3 other employers at the same time!
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Re: How to change the story my resume tells?

Thanks for all your replies and great tips, I think I will combine newtoswitz tip of listing my time under an employer under the last job title / position with LifeStrain one and put all my jobs in one "student jobs" bloc.


I'm 22 and still in university and am currently looking for a job with a higher workload and have found it difficult to find one since I have no initial education and thought that all the job changes might make me let me appear a bit jumpy (but I've been with my current employee for a year now, only it seems that I won't be able to work more since they've hired qualified people "in the field" I work in).
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At my most recent interview the only related question I got was “why didn’t I have a social media presence”?
Hah, seriously, they asked that? I know that Employers and people in general hate it when they can't use your personally identifiable details to find you on social media, but it's interesting that they thnk this is even slightly relevant to raise with you in person unless it would be related to the job you are applying for.

How did you reply, if you don't mind me asking?
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Depends on the timeline since. If they are 15+ yrs ago the current train of thought is to leave them out entirely.
I wouldn't say it depends on the timeline rather on the relevance to the job he's applying for. Anyways, OP is only 22 y.o. He needs to mention every job he's had.
@OP, don't lie. Whatever you do, whatever they say everybody else does, don't lie.
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Re: How to change the story my resume tells?

Fully agree, never lie in your application. However you don't have to mention every job you had, it's up to you, omitting things from your past is not a lie.



I'd say that taking any opportunity for a part-time, side job when you're young technically is the same as Freelancing so I would put it under such umbrella but of course list the correct employer name and job tile (just list if it's not even relevant anymore to what you want to do nowadays)


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I wouldn't say it depends on the timeline rather on the relevance to the job he's applying for. Anyways, OP is only 22 y.o. He needs to mention every job he's had.
@OP, don't lie. Whatever you do, whatever they say everybody else does, don't lie.
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I would like to ask you for tips on how to make the story my resume tells appear in a more positive light without lying.
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is this switzerland specific?
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