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post #1 of 17
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For those of you who don't know, I recently got layed off from my job of 7 years. After a couple of weeks of looking, I accepted a job that I absolutely hated, so I quit after 6 days and stayed, (to help them out) until Friday, making for a whopping 10 days. I left on good terms with them.

Do you think it's necessary for me to put on my resume that 10 day job at all? Future employers are going to want to know why I didn't stay, and I'm not sure how to answer them without looking like I'm a quitter, which I'm not in general.
post #2 of 17
I think that is up to you. 10 days is like a blink of an eye in the long run. I personally would leave it off. If a prospective employer asked I would let them know what happened.

Good luck Sooz!
post #3 of 17
I personally wouldn't put it on there Susie. There is no reason you need to really, I think it would do more harm than good. Employers see that short of time at a job as a bad thing...Obviously, its not always a bad thing..IE in your case

This is just IMO..and means nothing negative toward you
post #4 of 17
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That's what I was thinking......I mean, it's not illegal to leave a short time job like that off your resume is it??
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
That's what I was thinking......I mean, it's not illegal to leave a short time job like that off your resume is it??
No Way! Resumes are [for lack of a better term] fudged all the time. Unless you reach a business' 60/90 days probation period just leave it off. The 60/90 days usually incorporates a record of your performance thus far.

Yes, and it does sound better to stick with the "I' was laid off" for your 7 year job rather than "I hated it there so I quit" with your 10 day job.
post #6 of 17
I would leave it off.
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Do you think it's necessary for me to put on my resume that 10 day job at all? Future employers are going to want to know why I didn't stay, and I'm not sure how to answer them without looking like I'm a quitter, which I'm not in general.
IMO is not necesary,...but also maybe would be so uncomfotable to answer the question...¿ why you quit from there..?...

MAybe another question of that way would be: ¿ what are you doing since you was unployed from your old work ?....and you going to answer....
- I was apply some resumes and got some entreviews in other places but nothing at time concrete... ...

Come on Susie, don´t give up! you can do it! ...

I BELIEVE IN YOU!
post #8 of 17
Its really up to you- I had that same question on mine, but I was there for 2 months... so its a bit different. 10 days is a little short... I don't think I'd put it on there, its not really worth it!
post #9 of 17
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Ok, I officially took it off!

Just got home from an interview at a fabric company. I was told that several people have went on thier lunch breaks and never come back from that position! Why can't I just go on an interview with a job that the last person loved, but for what ever reason had to leave!??
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Ok, I officially took it off!

Just got home from an interview at a fabric company. I was told that several people have went on thier lunch breaks and never come back from that position! Why can't I just go on an interview with a job that the last person loved, but for what ever reason had to leave!??
Oh my gosh! I can't believe they told you that... yikes!! That can't be good, what kind of position was it?
post #11 of 17
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A customer service position........the last place basically told me that too, but I didn't listen......now I will!!! RED FLAGS!!!!!!!!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Ok, I officially took it off!

Just got home from an interview at a fabric company. I was told that several people have went on thier lunch breaks and never come back from that position! Why can't I just go on an interview with a job that the last person loved, but for what ever reason had to leave!??
Holy Snickies! Normally businesses try to hide that!

Sending lots of vibes your way for a loveable job!

{{{{VIBES}}}}}
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
A customer service position........the last place basically told me that too, but I didn't listen......now I will!!! RED FLAGS!!!!!!!!
Seriously Susie- move to MN and come work with ME!!
post #14 of 17
There is no reason to put the short-term job on your resume, although there is no reason not to either. Most employers are more interested in you long-term employment history then your short. If you put it on and are ask why you left so quickly and honest answer, I wasn't very happy with the job is fine.
When I interview prospective employee's I make a point of telling them the probationary period goes both ways, if you don't like the job you should have the option of stepping away no harm done.
However I do know a lot of employer's don't address this when they are interviewing
Good luck on the job hunt and I hope you find something that you really like, it certainly makes life more pleasant if you like your job.
post #15 of 17
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Seriously Susie- move to MN and come work with ME!!
Oh how I wish I could Kenz....you even get to be on TCS while there huh????

Another funny thing abuot the interview, she cussed through the whole thing.......we got along very well and it was kind of amusing to me.......
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Oh how I wish I could Kenz....you even get to be on TCS while there huh????

Another funny thing abuot the interview, she cussed through the whole thing.......we got along very well and it was kind of amusing to me.......
I wish you could come work w/ me too! Tell Jerry to move
post #17 of 17
I wouldn't put it on your resume! Anytime I have ever been at a job for less than a month (which was only once), I never use it on my resume! It looks irresponsible to be at a job for such a short period of time (in some eyes)! I worked at a company for two weeks once and I never put it on my resume! Sure you should be honest but 10 days isn't worth the hassle of putting it on your resume!
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