Résumé Advice: Non-medical work experience?

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    Hello everyone. I graduated over a year ago, but just recently passed the NCLEX-RN exam. I’m currently looking for a nursing job, but am unsure if I should include my previous non-medical jobs on my resume? Back story: I am currently not working as my partner got a promotion within his company 2 months ago and we moved to a different state. I quit my previous job (I was a PCT in an ER) prior to the move, and now that I’ve passed NCLEX, I’m looking for nursing jobs. My previous job, where I worked for nearly 10 years, was my first and only job (so far) in the medical field. I did include my nursing school clinical experience, so that is some additional experience. To “fill the gaps”, should I include my previous jobs, or are they not necessary because they aren’t relevant to what I’m seeking?

    Any advice is appreciated! Thanks in advance. 🙂

    #59106

    Most places like the last 7 years. If you worked someplace non-medical during the time you worked in the medical field, I could see leaving it out, but if you worked only non-medical for a length of time, you should list the jobs you had to fill in gaps. If you get an interview, have a good reason why you worked outiside of the medical field for a while. They will ask about gaps in your resume, so if you were working and didn’t list it, that will look bad. List everything, but focus on your medical.

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    Thanks so much, Jason!

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