On the other claw, it adds two vitally important things to my resume:
- Evidence that I am, in fact, currently employed; and
- A position that I've held for more than a year -- the only one I've held for more than a few months, since getting my degree in 2003.*
I think I have far too much ego invested in the wrong places. I've been more concerned with presenting myself as a 〈jonlovitz〉Scientist〈/jonlovitz〉 than as a worker--and I have no idea if that's for the "benefit" of prospective employers, or to sustain my own precarious illusions.
So what looks better? A resume that says "I work in a comic book shop", or one that says "I haven't worked at all since 2007"?
Or have I already answered my own question?
*Aside from my time at AppleOne, which I treat as a single job instead of listing each contract/position individually.