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re: So are you saying to use a non-chronological approach to building a resume. That means there may be gaps in the dates and jobs listed on a resume. ...

Hi Matt, I have a few years of non relevant roles right after university on my resume. The way I get around this without having big gaps is to only list the role, years and location.

Administration and Support Roles
2006 - 2011
Hastings, New Zealand

It fills the gaps but doesn't need any more detail than that, leaving the valuable real estate for more recent and relevant roles.

I'm not sure if it's the same everywhere but in New Zealand it's common to drop off less relevant and older experience the older you get.

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