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How many previous work histories should you list?

by Lydia Clark
(Oklahoma City, OK )

I am updating my resume and I have jobs listed as far back at 2001 when I started working, should I go back that far? How many should be listed?

ANSWER: Most experts recommend you only go back 10 to 15 years. Anything older than that won't offer much credibility in most cases. But you also have to take a look at what your past jobs offer in terms of the type of jobs you are looking for now.

2001 was only 7 years ago, so I'd say you probably need to go back that far.

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