When in Doubt, Leave it “In”

Accuracy in a resume does not mean documenting every single life accomplishment since high school. On the other hand, employers have a right to expect that your resume is a reasonable summary of your relevant experience. If you were fired from a legal position after a relatively brief period of time (e.g. 3 months), leaving that job off of your resume could later get you into hot water. (Remember, it is the cover up that got Nixon in trouble.)

If there is a blemish on your professional record, find a way to disclose the blemish that demonstrates how you have learned from your mistakes. For a more complete article on the subject, click here .

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