/ Asked by Katherine
I recently graduated a few months ago and had over eight jobs/internships throughout college. However, I am not sure whether I should list them all on my resume to avoid time gaps or, instead, to embellish a few positions that apply to the job I am applying for.
Answered by Marisella, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Hello,

This is great that you have taken the time to really gain some true job experience before graduating! This really shows employers you can bring applicable industry knowledge to the table in addition to balancing work and school. I would really cater your resume by mapping out which positions are most applicable. As a recent graduate, it's important to display relevant knowledge on your resume. If you can select 3 solid positions that really showcase your industry skills, this would be a great outline for your resume. You can always list out other job positions you have held in the interview and reference checks. Hope this information helps!  
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Wow! That is a great problem to have. I would use this to your advantage. If your internships are in different areas you should make different resumes that are tailored to different types of jobs you will be applying for.  I would also compare each internship and pick our your top internships that really market your skills and abilities in the right way. If some of the internships held a leadership, I would make that a focal point on your resume since this quality to highly looked for by many companies. You should utilize your peers such as career services, teachers, and if still on contact, old connections at past internships to review your resume and prioritize what internships you should capture on your resume(s).
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, October 16, 2015
If all of these internships and jobs took place while you were still in college, I would not be concerned about gaps in employment.  I would instead take the approach of only listing those internship and positions that are relevant to the job for which you are applying.  In other words, tailor your resume to each position and include only those past positions where the skills and/or work performed would be transferable to that job.  You could also remove any specific reference to when each internship took place.  Instead you could have a section of your resume called 'Relevant Work Experience' and in this section list the details of the internships and what company it was at, but leave out any notes on when it took place.  The fact that you obtained that experience is more important that when you obtained it or if you had any employment gaps while still a student.
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