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Avoid Putting This on Your Resume or LinkedIn Profile

Here’s why overlapping jobs on your resume or LinkedIn profile isn’t smart.


One of the top mistakes I see on resumes and LinkedIn profiles is overlapping jobs. This is when you put on your resume that you ended a job at the end of 2019 but also started a new, different one in the middle of 2019, for example. This is particularly common for people with entrepreneurial tendencies. Although a lot of candidates think that this is a positive to potential employers, this is the reality: 99% of employers are going to look at the overlap as a red flag. 


They assume your time, attention, and energy is on another entrepreneurial venture, and you’re just waiting to do that full time. It’s my strong recommendation that you make your jobs end and start on your resume and LinkedIn profile with no overlap.


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