I have been employed with two employers, and am now looking for a third one. My employment with the first employer was fairly long-term (>5 years) and rather short with the second one (<1 year).
Naturally, I have more achievements to show off from my first employment than with the second. This creates a problem due to the unofficial "requirement" to list employments in reverse chronological order, because it makes my resume look like this:
Initech Corporation (Jan 2014 - present)
- meh 1
- meh 2
- meh 3
Acme Corporation (Jan 2007 - Dec 2013)
- awesome 1
- awesome 2
- awesome 3
On the other hand, not listing it in reverse chronological order creates other problems. Since recruiters have come to expect the reverse chronological order, seeing an end date to my employment with Acme Corporation makes them think that I have been unemployed since Jan 2014. It gets quickly cleared up when they look further down, but by then, the damage has been done.
What is the best way to deal with this?
This somewhat related question (Reverse chronological order - how important is consistency?) doesn't help me much, since I obviously cannot list Initech Corporation under "Other Employments". :)