Regarding "leaving a 9 month job completely off a resume" ...I do not recommend this to clients since it must be put on a job application. Its absence from the resume (when on the job app) will draw negative attention from the employer, such as: "Why did you leave this off your resume?"Like you mention in your blog, and what I (usually) suggest to clients is to put only the year(s) (no months) of employment and "deemphasize" this job in the resume.There are a number of ways to do this, such as using only a line or two on this short-term position in a chronological resume; or creating a separate section called "Other Work History" where short-term or jobs not relevant to your Job Objective can be listed out quickly with little to no detail.
I don't know what to do in creating a resume. I have had 21 jobs, and I am 25 years old. I haven't worked all of 2006. I am now married and have a 3 year old and a adopted 15year old. I really need to go back to work to help out financially and also to get out of the house. I feel like this is serious times and I need a job to support my kids. I guess you would say I'm more serious about work then I ever have been. Most of my Jobs lasted 2 days to 3 years. I don't really know how to put that on a resume. I also am stuck because before I had my kids I had 2 jobs most of the time. That is why some jobs were so short. If I didn't like it I just quit because I knew I had one to fall back on. If you or anyone has suggestions please let me know what to do. Thank You!
I'm going to answer your question in a new post. Please keep an eye out for it in the upcoming month (January 2007). I'll try to get to it asap.
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