Should a CV include all work history?

2020-12-25

Should a CV include all work history?

Your resume is not a legal document and you are under no obligation to list every job you’ve ever had. The purpose of your resume is to sell you to potential employers and this is the most important thing to keep in mind.

Can I hide my previous employment?

Short answer: No, you don’t. But be prepared to explain why an old job isn’t listed on your resume if the prospective employer discovers it or asks about any employment gaps between the jobs you did list. You may need to include it in a job application, or it may show up in a background check.

Should I put a job I got fired from on my resume?

A short-term job that helped you pay some bills while you sought full-time work can likely be left off your resume. You should never omit relevant jobs (or any information) from a resume that will cause an employer to be misled in any way. Perhaps they were fired from a previous job, or left a job on bad terms.

How far back should a CV go?

10-15 years