Resume Tip - How to Explain a Multitude of Jobs  
10/6/2010 1:13:19 PM

Gone are the days where you signed on for a job with a major corporation and then spent the next 40 years loyally toiling away before retiring with a gold watch and nice pension. Today, the average person will hold 5 and 15 jobs in his lifetime, maybe even more! Many factors contribute to this more transient nature of employment, from women entering and then leaving the workplace multiple times for family obligations to corporate policies that don’t value lifelong employment to the accepted norm of jumping from place to place and switching careers at will. However, with a trail of past jobs, many jobseekers worry that listing every position held might make them look flighty, unstable or incompetent.