How do I Represent “Filler” Jobs?

You are looking for a new job, but you need to have some money coming in to support yourself and your family. A friend of yours suggests rideshare driver – but how do you effectively represent that on your work history? Here are some strategies:

  • Categorize your work experience on your resume into one for the experience related to the job for which you are applying, and another for other experience.

  • If you are doing part-time work such as a rideshare driver or another service-oriented job, you probably have many skills to bring to another job to highlight– such as:

  • Time management

  • Problem solving

  • Multitasking

  • Customer service

  • Handling difficult people

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting

  • Dependability

  • Work ethic

Interpersonal skills are important, too – because potential employers like candidates who have these skills, along with relevant experience.

  • Be judicious in how much to include about part-time roles, based on how relevant they are to the position you are applying for. If they are pertinent to the job, then list them as you would any other job. If it’s a less relevant but a longer-term engagement, then just list the position without details along with the pertinent dates.

  • You may have projects, hobbies, or volunteer experience that is relevant to the job at hand – just be sure any of them you reference is related to the position for which you are applying.

It is a balancing act so be careful in the details you reveal. If you need additional help with your search and how to construct your work history, you may want to obtain some outside help, such as Rapid Results Roadmap..