UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 719 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!
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 671 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 ).
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.
Mbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 658 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.