/ Asked by Devin
Is it okay to add a seasonal job position (retail) on a resume?
Answered by Dan, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Great question! At the end of the day a seasonal job is still a job, so I would put it on your resume. The most important thing one can gain from a seasonal job is experience. Employers want to know – “what did you do” and “how did you make that organization better?” They want to understand the skills you gained and/or applied in hopes that you can do the same for their company. Of course a seasonal job is just seasonal, but in the long run the experience will take you far!
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! 
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, October 7, 2015
It is always a good idea to showcase all of your work experience as it pertains to the position you are applying for. If you have limited work experience in your field of interest, I would recommend including a sesonal job on your resume. Employers want to not only see your relevant work experience but also your work ethic. By showing you held a seasonal position while home from school (or whatever it may be), shows that you are a hard worker and like to stay busy. If ever asked by a potential employer, be sure you can pull transferable skills from that position. If you are in college, it will look good to employers that you kept busy while home for break and made the best possible use of your time. As you gain more relevant work experience in your field, I would recommend removing the position from your resume.
Answered by Jamie, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Thursday, October 22, 2015
Absolutely, especially if it is relevant work experience to the job you are applying for. Good luck!
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