Read more: Resume-writing after a long work absence http://www.bankrate.com/finance/personal-finance/resume-writing-after-a-long-work-absence-1.aspx#ixzz1FaTgCeqIA slow recovery from the recession can mean a prolonged absence from the job market, causing a work gap on your resume. How you go about addressing it can mean the difference between landing a job and landing at the bottom of the resume heap.
"It's very important to make it clear you have been using your time productively," says Matthew Rothenberg, editor-in-chief at TheLadders.com, a recruitment services company.
Excellent advice. I actually have created a reverse chronological version of my resume and its yielded more feedback these past few months. Still haven't landed a job but its catching eyes.
There was excellent advice. If you have contract assignments, group them all together. I also agree with functional and hybrid version. You don't have to list every permanent or contract job, being relevant is whats is important.
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