10. What if you have a fragmented, scrambled-up work history, with lots of short-term jobs?
To minimize the job-hopper image, combine several similar jobs into one chunk, for example:
1993-1995 Secretary/Receptionist; Jones Bakery, Micro Corp., Carter Jewelers -- or
1993-95 Waiter/Busboy; McDougals Restaurant, Burger King, Traders Coffee Shop.
Also you can just drop some of the less important, briefest jobs. But dont drop a job, even when it lasted a short time, if that was where you acquired important skills or experience.
11. Whats the best way to impress an employer?
Fill your resume with PAR statements. PAR stands for Problem-Action-Results; in other words, first you state the problem that existed in your workplace, then you describe what you did about it, and finally you point out the beneficial results.
Heres an example: Transformed a disorganized, inefficient warehouse into a smooth-running operation by total