Make a resume of your job history NOW and keep it in a safe place in your house to help your memory out. Make sure date hired, date left, job duties are on it. Go back in your history for 10 to 20 years or when you left school. (Included un-employed dates in this resume)
There are 29 different public sources where a company can check your history out. Don’t lie on your application. Mis-information may be construed as a lie. All of your answers can/will be verified.
Answer every question on an application: If the question doesn’t apply to you, then you put a “N/A” other than that answer all questions.
Pass job history: if you list a company that is closed or they cannot verified that you work there, it is smarter for you to say that you were “unemployed” during that time frame.
Remember, employers want to know your work history, if they can’t verify it, that will pass you over to the next person that they can verify. Placing “unemployed” on a application is not a bad thing. You can always explain the “unemployed statement” later.
Longevity at jobs is a good thing: Employers are looking for employees they can count on. If your work history has too many jobs in it in one year, employers many pass you over because it shows you most likely won’t stay.
This is where putting “un-employed” may be a good thing. It’s easier to say “it was a bad year for me” then to have 10 different jobs listed. (more…)