POPSUGAR Smart-living Job Search Is It Wrong to Omit a Job From My Resume? Ask Savvy: It It Wrong to Omit a Job From My Resume? by Smart Living 6/03/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Read More Job SearchAsk SavvyRésumé Job Search 13 Jobs to Satisfy Your Wanderlust 4 Lies You Shouldn't Tell Your Interviewer The 50 Best Places to Work in 2015 Might Shock You 16 Major Dos and Don'ts at a Job Interview POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter DIY Home Food Love and Sex Tech Vegetarian Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. ckeller825 5 years Meechie, I would HATE to work for a company that is so anal! geez! meechie 6 years My current employer almost let a co-worker go for job omission. He worked at macy's for a couple of weeks and omitted it. He had to have a discussion with HR when they discovered it. And his work at Macy's wasn't job related. So it depends on the Co. do your homework. Teabiscuit 6 years Actually, please correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think you are ever obligated to put every job on your resume. Even full time ones. Even if it leaves a gap on your resume. Resumes are marketing tools. Often when you go to intervirew they have you fill out an employment history (form to list all past jobs). But that is different. I think you can pick the highlights for your resume and then if they have questions about gaps, they can ask you provided they are interested enough in you with the positions you've included. Honestly in this job market, with so many layoffs and job hopping, it's hard to keep a resume to one page without paring down some positions, especially part time ones. 6 years I had a part-time job in retail for about 5 weeks before I abandoned it because I was treated so horribly. You can bet I don't put that one on my resume. heatherhas 6 years I agree with Savvy. A lot of people take on part-time jobs that are outside of their field of expertise. I actually struggled with this question recently on my government background check, but I decided not to add the a few of the moonlighting jobs that I held. They were such a small blip on my job history that even I couldn't remember all of the details! MindayH 6 years You shouldn't put it on your resume if it is part-time and not relevant. It is obviously deceptive if you put "career history" instead of "professional experience" since you are leaving something off of your HISTORY, but otherwise, leave it off. if you think you should include it, put it somewhere at the end. Happsmjc 6 years yeah i think the question addressed how there was not a gap in employment starangel82 6 years I have to disagree a little. While I think Savvy's advice is good, you would need to list a part-time job if it leaves a gap in your job history (even if the job is irrelevant to the position applied for). Since this person was working two jobs at the same time, I don't see any harm in it either. If I see gaps in resumes, I'm going to ask questions. If someone tells me, "Oh, well, I didn't list that I worked here part-time for x number of years..." then I start to wonder what else was left off the resume.