Do i have to write my current job always on top of my resume ?

My current job doesn’t pay well and it has no relation to what I want to do with my career.
Is it ok to put my previous job on Top and my current job on bottom?

Or do you think it’ll be a risk since they will think I am laid off for years now?
and don’t even bother to look down..??
Since i heard that the max time a recruiter looks at your resume is about 6-7 seconds?

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4 Responses to “Do i have to write my current job always on top of my resume ?”

  1. Proud Indian says:

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  2. Tina says:

    I am a Human Resource Director so I sift through tons of resumes..

    It is always best to go in order of your past positions starting with your most recent.
    It shows that your resume is current and that you have done your research in creating it.
    Also, even if it doesn’t have anything to do with the position that you seek, it will show length/dedication as well as diversified skills.

    Another tip: make sure that your job titles are in bold or in someway noticeable, because that is what will get the recruiters attention.

  3. Greg says:

    Yes, hiring managers expect to see your current or last position on top

    What you can do is choose a resume format where you can highlight your skills in a key qualifications section before work experience. This will help emphasize your skills and downplay your current employment.

    All the Best,

  4. resumellow says:

    If your current job doesn’t really apply to the position you’re applying for, simply downplay it. List it first, but don’t go into a lot of detail. Simply list your successes at the company, then the new employer will see it and thing “oh, this person is successful” before scanning to the next position where they’ll see that you’re also qualified.

    Good luck!