Can you put under the table trade jobs on your resume ?

Update:

Do I have to say I was I under the table 

6 Answers

Relevance
  • Jane
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Have you have been working in trade for a while, and have had a mix of employed and self employed jobs? If so ( pretty common way of working in trades), you could consider including your work under general headings on your resume, avoiding exact dates eg. 1999-2020-General labouring/maintenance/your trade/ including...company names where employed...

    What track record if any do you have of registered self employed,employed, paying taxes- or has all your work been 'under the table'? If ALL was under the table, you might have problems if you declare illegal work on your resume as the employer may want to contact previous employers for references, they may ask for permission to do background checks.It depends on the company, what checks they want to do, how casual the work is etc. Tbh, if you want to carry on working this way, a resume is not the way to go, it's all about word of mouth and your reputation as a good worker.

    On a general point about resumes- go for what's called a skills based resume, where you can highlight your skills rather than having to focus on dates of employment- have a look online for templates.,

  • 1 month ago

    Sure, if they are significant. The future employer will not ask if you paid taxes on your earnings. [But things may get sticky if the prospective employer asiks to contact a past under-table employer.]  Being paid in cash is not illegal. Not reporting the income (and thus not paying tax on it) IS illegal.

  • 1 month ago

    Sure.  Don't be surprised though if your former employer doesn't want to be a reference for you, out of concern that he might be admitting to the illegal employment arrangement the two of you engaged in.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You mean tell any future employer that you commit fraud .... sure you can and they can certainly then report the business and you to the tax people to investigate and sue for the unpaid tax

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You can, but hopefully you word your self-employment experience more appropriately.

    By the way, anyone can look you up to see if you had a business license or if your business paid taxes at the local and state level.   Operating illegally and committing the crime of tax evasion is a real turn off for some employers.   They don't want employees who cheat and cut corners. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No. There is a resume police. You can go to prison.

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.