You may have worked two or even three jobs at the same time. These jobs could have been part- or full-time. Should you list all those jobs on your resume? If so, how should you list them so it's not confusing?
Let's say you held down two jobs concurrently. If both jobs are relevant to your job objective, list them in one of these ways:
Sales Coordinator, ABC Company, River Springs, Ohio
Sales Representative, DEF Company, River Springs, Ohio
2007-present, Part-time Sales Positions at:
ABC Company, River Springs, Ohio
DEF Company, River Springs, Ohio
If one of those jobs is relevant to your job objective, and the other is not, list only the job that's relevant. Here are the benefits of listing only one job:
- The employer is less likely to think that you'll hold down a second job while you're working for him, which means he'd have 100% of your working time, attention, and productivity.
- Having just one job for each span of time on your resume keeps your resume from getting cluttered and difficult to read. When you make your resume easy to read, it's more likely to get read.
Working more than one job is difficult to do and you should not be penalized for doing so. Use these techniques to make the best of it, and practise how you will talk about it in your job interview.