by Lisa McGrimmon
Here's an administrative assistant resume sample that is written using the combination format. It illustrates how to set up your resume if you've worked at several companies through a temporary staffing agency.
If you have been at a lot of companies doing temp work, it is important to structure your resume carefully so it doesn't appear that you have been job jumping. Employers are usually concerned when they see too many jobs in a short period of time on a resume because they worry you have either quit or been fired many times, and that raises concerns in their minds about your work ethic or your ability to do the job well.
With temp positions, you work for a lot of different employers because of the nature of the work, not because of any concerns with your ability to do the job. The best way to show work through a temporary agency on your resume without appearing to be job jumping is to list the staffing agency as the employer and group all of the jobs together as you will see in the example below.
That way, you get to show all of your experience without having to list a lot of short contracts.
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Here is the same resume with notes added about formatting.
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