Writing Handbook :
QUESTIONS ON RESUMES
HOW FAR SHOULD I GO
There is no easy answer to
this question. You should go back as far as necessary to include all relevant
jobs and experience.
DO I HAVE TO DO A DIFFERENT RESUME FOR EACH JOB I APPLY FOR?
The most effective resumes
are tailored to fit each specific position. You will probably want to highlight
different information for every position that you apply to. The only way to do
this is to prepare a resume targeted to the particular position. If this isn't
possible, you may want to prepare more than one resume and target each resume at
a different occupation. For example, if you have experience in both sales and
computer programming, you might want to make one resume which highlights your
sales experience, and another which emphasizes your computer experience.
I HAVE HAD THE SAME JOB
EVERY SUMMER FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS. IS THIS A PROBLEM?
This can be presented in a
favourable manner. Your past employer obviously was pleased with your
performance. If you advanced or your responsibilities increased, make sure this
is clear on your resume.
I WORKED IN MY FAMILY'S BUSINESS, IS THAT WORK EXPERIENCE?
This is work experience
and should be included. Family businesses often provide the opportunity for
individuals to acquire skills that they would not be able to in larger