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Old 06-14-2010, 11:16 PM
plantage plantage is offline
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Currently, I'm studying for the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams and will be preparing to go and find a job soon (I'm on parental leave, but will be entering the IT field). On my resume, I was a sub-contractor for an IT company where I did things like:
Hardware and software installation
Create and restore images
Onsite technical support
a. Computer Setups
b. Networking of computers
c. Diagnose and correct software or hardware issues
d. Create or edit PowerPoint presentations
Formatting hard drives

I did this job for over three years, but it was sporadic. I would work 2 months here, a few weeks there, a month or, so but this was continuous for nearly 4 years. Thus, do I put on my resume something along the lines of 2002 - 2006 or do I put something in brackets next to the dates? I don't want to deceive a potential employer but it is grunt IT work which should be represented on my resume.

Also, I was a full time law clerk for 3 years, but in the course of my duties I also was a technician, webmaster (and designer of the firm site) and consulted by the firm for IT networking and security advice. In title I was a law clerk, and was hired exclusively for that role, but over the years, as people realized I had technical experience I began to function as a law clerk/technician. How should I approach these transferable skills when writing up my resume?

Thanks for any information and guidance.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:01 PM
Tsveta Tsveta is offline
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You can write in your resume that you were self employed from 2002 - 2006 working for different companies and may mention your longest contracts. About the law clerk/technician position you can say that you were actually doing both. It's even more beneficial I think...
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:34 AM
monikasmith monikasmith is offline
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You should add those skills and experience to your resume. During interview you can explain that you were doing both the jobs but under one job title. Now a days IT skills are very important. So make sure you add them properly to look more professional.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:43 AM
cobano cobano is offline
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Use your old resume, and update him with relvent info.
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