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Old 04-30-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Question: I started a new job 3 weeks ago...and I already can tell it is definitely not for me. I am continuing to send out resumes...at what point should I include this job on the resume? if a person in charge of hiring only sees 1 month at the job currently, are they less likely to call for an interview?

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Old 04-30-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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Question: I started a new job 3 weeks ago...and I already can tell it is definitely not for me. I am continuing to send out resumes...at what point should I include this job on the resume? if a person in charge of hiring only sees 1 month at the job currently, are they less likely to call for an interview?

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If it's your most recent job you should include it. If not, there will be a gap in your employment and they might ask you in the interview. You don't want to lie on your resume
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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While there's no hard and fast rule on this, I think in general, it's wise to leave off jobs that you're only in for a month or two.

The exceptions would be temporary or contract work, especially if it's something that you can show that you accomplished good things during that short period of time.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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That's a hard one, if you leave it off then you are lying and what will you say if a potential interviewer asks what you are doing now? I think it will put you in a strange place, you would have to either lie and say you are not currently working, or say you are working and try to be vague, but if they push for details you may come off looking bad and like you are hiding something.

If you put it on, you would just have to say it is not a good fit. I think I would go this route.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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If you put it on, you would just have to say it is not a good fit. I think I would go this route.
This was my first thought.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:48 PM   #6
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What does the rest of your history look like? Did you leave a job for this one? First job, returning to the workforce, out of work for a period of time?

If there is another reason that the employment gap can be explained, I would leave it off. Is there any chance it will get better or lead to something you like better?
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #7
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At this point in time I'd leave it off of the resume. Nobody is going to blink over an unemployed gap of a couple of months.

If it comes up in the job interview then you can explain in person why the job isn't a good fit for you.

If it takes 6 months or so of interviewing, then you can start to consider adding it on.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:36 PM   #8
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Leave it off.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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HR person here. Put it on. Explain that it isn't a good fit.

If I find an employee has left a job off the application, we would term based on that. Our feeling is that you have lied on the application so what else would you lie on.

I do question applicants as to what they were doing between jobs. I find some interesting answers that way.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #10
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HR person here. Put it on. Explain that it isn't a good fit.

If I find an employee has left a job off the application, we would term based on that. Our feeling is that you have lied on the application so what else would you lie on.

I do question applicants as to what they were doing between jobs. I find some interesting answers that way.
Really? I leave off irrelevant jobs, especially on a resume, which I would tailor for the job I'm applying for. For example, if I'm applying to work in a medical location, I would highlight my clinical experience. For a school job, I'd highlight my educational experience. I always leave off irrelevant jobs in order to keep my resume at 2 pages.
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OP here....and to answer a few of the questions: yes, I did leave a job or this one. My past work experience consists of being at one company for twelve years, another company for 4 years, a return to the first company for a period of 10 months, then a layoff, then a part-time job for a year to hold me over until I landed this job which just isnt going to work out for me (but I cant leave unless I have something else financially.)

Some people are telling me to include it, others are saying to leave it off unless I am there for 6 months or so. I would never lie about dates or anything like that.Right now the resumes I am sending out dont include...but it makes me look like I dont have a job because of the dates that I left the other (3 weeks ago)....it is such a mess...LOL
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:56 PM   #12
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A resume isn't an application. If you are asked to fill out an application, include it, but otherwise, I'd leave it off. Unless something in the job listing makes you think it needs to be there. Also, if the listing asks for a cover letter with a specific question where you can fit it in, I might mention it there as well.
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I'm not an HR person but I think honesty is the way to go.

If you get a call for a job interview and they ask, you can just explain that you knew right away that your current job wasn't a good fit for you. It's not like th erest of your job history is terrible in terms of only staying at jobs for a short period of time.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:26 PM   #14
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As a hotel GM that does a ton of interviews, if I saw your current job was only 3 weeks old and looking for another you would be an instant TBNT (thanks but no thanks)

Leave it off... 3 week gap is nothing really.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:22 PM   #15
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As a District Manager I would suggest you leave it off the resume, but include in on the application. We run background checks on every new hire and you don't want to look like you are hiding something. Don't stress over it. It happens to a lot of people.
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