Thread: Prior employment
11-20-2012, 12:50 PM #1
Hey everyone, looking for a little advice on employment history. I've had a total of 6 jobs in approximately 8 years. I've never been fired or asked to resign and have a good reputation with all of my employers (to my best knowledge). I am currently 22 and have an interview set up next week for a much better paying job than the one I'm at now.
My main concern is that I'm wondering if police departments i apply to say that I have had too many jobs. I was a full time college student for 4 years up until this past May since I'm currently completing an internship. I had a full time job during the summer while on breaks and had a couple more jobs to fill up my time, including the one I just got last month since my seasonal job ended and did not want a period of unemployment.
Any words of advice?
11-20-2012, 01:12 PM #2
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11-20-2012, 01:52 PM #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
College students change jobs frequently and for a variety of reasons. It should not be a big deal.
11-20-2012, 09:09 PM #4
Before I got hired, I had a total of 9 jobs between my first job at 17 and the one I was working when I got the call at 24. A BI from a different department told me my work history was very good because I didn't have lapses between jobs and school and sometimes had two jobs at once. Don't sweat it. Not everyone is lucky enough to find an amazing job that they can work every summer while they go to school.
11-20-2012, 09:40 PM #5
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
11-21-2012, 02:46 PM #6
Thanks for the replies everyone. And yeah looking back, I am pretty lucky to have a decent paying summer job to go back to every year. Not so worried about this anymore.
11-22-2012, 08:00 AM #7
- Join Date
- Jan 2011
At 22 do not sweat the job thing. It is different if you was 31 and had 8 jobs in 6 years.
Good luck, Chicago PD is pretty awesome, BTW ...