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    I just got out of an interview with the head of student employment at my local college. He really liked me and the way he spoke made it seem like I was "in".

    I need some help filling out my job application. It asks me to list my previous employers from most recent to least recent, just like any other job application.

    I've held three jobs in my lifetime, A, B, and C. B and C were both places that I wouldn't mind the guy calling to verify I had, in fact, been employed with. However, I worked A when I was 15-16 years of age (I'm 19 now), and it ended with my termination.

    Should I list A down there, or not? I didn't put A on my resume and no mention of it has come up. I'd like to keep it that way, if possible.
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    Since it was your first job, it won't leave a questionable gap in your work history if omitted. I'm not sure if it's legal, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Since it was your first job, it won't leave a questionable gap in your work history if omitted. I'm not sure if it's legal, though.
    When I applied to C I never brought A up and I never had to during my 8 or 10 months there.

    I just asked my father and he said to put it on there just to be safe and hope they don't call. Everyone agree with this approach?
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    Well, it's a job at a college. They might be a little more careful. If you were applying at some retail store, I would say that it's unlikely they'd contact A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Well, it's a job at a college. They might be a little more careful. If you were applying at some retail store, I would say that it's unlikely they'd contact A.
    It's a student employment job. I asked about the dress code during the interview and he said the student workers were allowed to wear anything they wanted, within reason. There's not a single mention of a drug test on the application. It's clear it's pretty laid-back. In addition, I already had a good word put in, and that combined with the way I presented myself today seemed to make the guy pretty happy.
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    Oh. I didn't know what that meant (just googled it). I guess put it on if it's this tough of a call.

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    I'd leave it out; you weren't even an adult at the time.
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    I'd leave it out.
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    don't mention it.

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    In the ideal scenario you should put it on your job application and give your termination there a positive spin.

    Only two weeks ago I had a job interview and I had given up as reference a company that I resigned from without sticking to the termination term. I had expected some nasty questions about that, but apparently the company I previously worked for was very happy about me and they gave a very good reference.
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