Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Wednesday, October 7, 2015
I always recommend crafting your resume around the job you are applying for. This can often mean you have different resumes for different positions. Typically though, this means you adjust objectives or the order and significance placed on certain skills, not removing jobs from your history.
It is a fairly standard practice for a recruiter to skim a resume and have a look at the timelines. Are there large gaps, is that time accounted for, does this applicant have staying power that is demonstrated in their prior history. If you have worked seasonal positions while you were in school, or in addition to other jobs, or because that's the job that was available at the time, that work history can demonstrate skills you have, experiences you worked through or environments you are familiar with.
Be prepared to speak to what you learned in every position and how that experience can positively impact the work you'll do in your next job. Hiring managers want to know what you bring to the table! Make sure to let them know!