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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2153 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 928 times:

I have a question pertaining to composing a resume. If I was only at a company for approximately 3 weeks, do I need to include it on my resume? I was not fired. I quit due to an unprofessional work environment. Also, do I need to list this company on the work history section of a job application? I've heard of people being let go years after being hired due to the fact they left out information. Thanks!

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 920 times:

Simply put, yes. One thing that will get your ass in a ringer more quickly than anything is a lack of integrity. Intentionally leaving out info, well, that's a lack of integrity.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30410 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Well since it is the last job, I would agree with ANCflyer, it needs to be in due to the fact it is the last job you had.

However as you are longer and longer in the work force you do end up having to drop items to say within the one-page rule.

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 880 times:

Yes, put it on. Justify your decision when asked about it in a professional way, saying that you bring good skills to the job, and you expect a good professional environment in return. You simply had to make a choice and you did. Make sure you don't look like a whining SOB, though. In this way, you can nicely indicate to your interviewer that you are interviewing his company as much as they are interviewing you. This looks good, as you come across as involved, not just some poor bugger looking for a job (even if you are  Wink/being sarcastic).

All this assumes you get in the door for an interview. You may want to provide a sentence on your resume that indicates you "left for professional reasons." While this is a flag, you can explain in person.


User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2735 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 867 times:

Since three weeks is such an insignificant amount of time, it doesn't need to be explained. Unless you need to explain why you left the position prior to your short-term job.

If you think you need to list the three-week stint and are asked why you left, keep in mind that you don't have to explain it in detail. Something like "the position was not as it was represented to me and I thought my skills could be put to better use elsewhere," is a legitimate reason for moving on after a quick stay. Everyone, including your future employers, has been in that situation.


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