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How recent does a job have to be to be appropriate for a resume, if it's the most relevant experience you have?

Asked by monsoon (2485 points ) July 19th, 2008

I’m applying for a clerical job, and I did some clerical work about three years ago. Is that too late to include in a resume? I was only in that position for about eight months because I left for college, though.

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wildflower's avatar

You should include experience from 3 years ago on your resume. If you want to highlight that experience, perhaps you can point out some skill, routine or process you learned in that job that you’ve used since.

marinelife's avatar

Yes, it is relevant. Also make sure to list your skills with computer programs and office equipment that you can operate.

gooch's avatar

Yes for sure include it. 3 years is pretty recent.

scamp's avatar

I agree. Include it. Good Luck!

Knotmyday's avatar

Apps for government positions ask for work experience going back ten years. I think you’re safe.

Zaku's avatar

Include it.

One includes the most relevant information. If the most relevant experience is 50 years ago, I would include it.

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