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Old 12-16-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Hello, I am a social worker and recently resigned from a job after only two months. The job was great, and something I really enjoyed, but circumstances changed in my family and another career position was offered me, at more pay, full-time and benefits, so I accepted. I am leaving on good terms with this position, after having given appropriate notice. My question is, do I add the two month job to my resume? I am vascillating because the training and experience of this position adds to my marketability, and could be useful in picking up additional per diem work, but I am concerned that the short-term stay will reflect poorly on me. I was with my previous company for 8 years, then this two month stint. What are the suggestions? Thanks so much for your input!
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Definitely add it if the experience and skills from it would help on applying to another job.

If it doesn't pertain to the next job, then you have to decide if leaving it out is worth the appearance of unemployment (which you are sort of doing by posting this thread).

Gut feeling: Leave it in.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Leave it in. Being at your other job for 8 years establishes your ability to show up every day.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the replies so far! Charles, I begin my new full-time job tomorrow, but as a social worker, I can easily pick up per diem/contract work for various agencies, so I am always open to that possibility! That's where the question comes in. thx again!
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