In another thread someone mentioned that omitting a previous job on a resume can be reason for immediate dissmisal. I was gobsmacked when I read that. Is it true?
I don't understand why omitting things on a resume can be a problem. I started working decades ago, in a field that has nothing to do with nursing. My current resume omits some of that experience. It would be 5 pages long if I didn't.
I started nursing school at one institution and then transferred to another. Also, I have taken credit courses for my own benefit at a number of institutions. If I did not graduate from the institution I do not put it on my resume. My resume would get too long and unwieldy if I did. I see those classes as a commitment to life-long learning, but I don't think a hiring manager really needs to know about every creative writing class.
Are either of these really a problem When looking for a job? Am I being deceptive by leaving off information? Would this give an employer the right to fire me?