Job Applicant QuestionsCategory: ApplicationDo I need to list all of my past jobs?
Monique Mays Staff asked 7 years ago

On the job application I’m looking at, it is asking me to list all of my jobs and positions over the last 10 years. Do I really need to fill all of that out?

1 Answers
Ben Staff answered 7 years ago

It really depends on the industry that you are going into. For a security or finance related job, or one that requires a background check, yes, you should be complete and accurate with this. Not doing so may affect your eligibility for the job, or may lead to termination if things come to light that you left off after you’ve been hired. For most jobs, you don’t need to provide ten years worth of information. Your prospective employer is looking for thoroughness though, and they need to have accurate records of you and your character. I recommend filling out the information completely as a precautionary measure.