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Some of you may know that I started a new job a few months ago after being laid off from my previous job (which I loved, btw). Well...I hate this job! Absolutely hate it and want out NOW!

My question is, should I put this job on my resume since it hasn't even been 3 months and I am looking for a new one?? Will it look bad that I am on the hunt again so soon?
If it is relevant to the new job, then yes. I find a lot of 6-month jobs in peoples resumes. It's not uncommon. Plus it's your current job.
like violets said, if it's relevant - yes. if it's not relevant - no. if you leave it on and someone asks why you're leaving so soon, the diplomatic phrase is: "it's not a good fit for me".
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How else would you explain the 3-month gap if you don't include it on your resume? I'd include it.
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How else would you explain the 3-month gap if you don't include it on your resume? I'd include it.
Originally Posted by The New Black
I guess I would just say that I was laid off and couldn't find work? I just don't want employers to think that I have commitment issues because I normally don't but I honestly hate this job with a passion


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I would keep it on there. There are LOTS of reasons that someone may want to leave a job quickly, particularly in the bad economy. A lot of people, myself included, have taken undesirable jobs as stop gaps, so it doesn't really look odd to be looking so soon.

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I think it depends on the rest of your work history. If you're showing other employment where you stayed less than a year or so, I would say leave it off.

If your other jobs have been long term, I'd leave it in because it's a fluke.

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I know personally that my employer found out a prospective employee (a friend I had recommended, dangit and one they were very seriously considering hiring) left one of their employers out of their resume and they chucked her out of the running because she left it out. They said honesty is more important than the short employment time frame and/or the terms that she left or was looking to leave under.
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I know personally that my employer found out a prospective employee (a friend I had recommended, dangit and one they were very seriously considering hiring) left one of their employers out of their resume and they chucked her out of the running because she left it out. They said honesty is more important than the short employment time frame and/or the terms that she left or was looking to leave under.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
This is very surprising to hear. I didn't think resumes were like job applications forms, on which you were required to include a chronological list of all the past, say, five positions you've held.

I thought of a resume as more of a self-marketing tool that the job seeker uses to showcase relevent employment, education and skills. And the application, if there is one, is where you run the chronological list and answer questions regarding firings, convictions, all degrees and certificates held, etc., whether or not you deem them relevent.
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I know personally that my employer found out a prospective employee (a friend I had recommended, dangit and one they were very seriously considering hiring) left one of their employers out of their resume and they chucked her out of the running because she left it out. They said honesty is more important than the short employment time frame and/or the terms that she left or was looking to leave under.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
This is very surprising to hear. I didn't think resumes were like job applications forms, on which you were required to include a chronological list of all the past, say, five positions you've held.

I thought of a resume as more of a self-marketing tool that the job seeker uses to showcase relevent employment, education and skills. And the application, if there is one, is where you run the chronological list and answer questions regarding firings, convictions, all degrees and certificates held, etc., whether or not you deem them relevent.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
Mmmm...I think maybe it's a bit of both. I was always told with anybody who was helping me with resume tweaking to include all my employment information for the past 10 years unless it takes up mucho space...like if my resume ends up more than 2 pages. Ideally 1 page. Then they told me to drop of the older ones, not the less relevant ones. They told me if it's not relevant to the job, cut out what isn't specific to the job you're applying for and only focus on the strengths you developed or improvements you designed or implemented that you can bring to the new company.

Or they say just do a chronological breakdown of the time that you were there on the jobs without job descriptions and use a resume that focuses on your skills and then they can ask you what you did at each job when they call you in for an interview. I never really had much success with my resume in that format.

I personally had more success being called in for interviews when I listed my employment history, listed job duties relevant to the job I was applying for along with any improvements I designed and implemented and strengths I developed there...no fluff and just tweaked my resume to the job I was applying for...removing irrelevant information as needed.

This isn't the only employer that I've had toss an applicant because they left out employment information because they didn't think it was relevant or they didn't want the prospective employer contacting their old employer to see if they would hire them again. Often times they don't care the time frame you were there, they just value the honesty and want to know what you did to see if you're adaptable, if you learn quickly, etc.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.

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