Employers generally don't like to read that prospective employees have a history of jumping from one job to another. If you've had more in-between jobs than a single, steady one, it may be worthwhile to rethink the placement of your resume's dates.
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While you shouldn't be outright dishonest in your resume, US News & World Report's On Careers blogger Karen Burns says that job hoppers shouldn't shine a high beam on their resume's dates of employment either. This means being strategic about placement and avoiding dates as headers or positioned in the left hand margin. Instead, Karen suggests listing dates at the end of job descriptions, using only years, not months and years.
She also says to try lumping all your in-between, temp, freelance and other non-steady gigs together rather than listing them out individually. Hit the full link for her remaining resume tips for job-hoppers, and while you're polishing your resume, consider ditching the "references available upon request" line.
Five Resume Tips for Job Hoppers [U.S. News & World Report]