I have not passed job probation after 8 months. Do I list this position on my resume? How do I explain?

I was asked to leave an Operations Manager position at a leading academic institution after 8 months. My supervisor has offered to write a letter of recommendation, but is also telling me that I might want to leave this position out of my resume. The situation is amicable and I have been given until 8/1/07 and I will receive an extra two weeks pay at that time. I am a bit nervous as I have always passed probation before. I have been told that in certain areas I "didn't take control." Any insight or suggestions on how to deal with this 8 month job?

Asked By: Dan997 - 7/5/2007
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It sounds like the Operations Manager is giving you some handy advice. By leaving the position off your resume, you wouldn't need to use the letter of recommendation nor would you have to worry about someone in HR telling your prospective employer why you were let go. I would not think that any letter of... More
Answered By: Darwin B - 7/6/2007
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This is a tough call. If they are willing to give you a reccomendation then why would they imply that you should leave the job off your resume? I would include the job on my resume if it is relevant in experience to the next job that you seek. As for time span I would (and this is not lying) write it with year dates... More
Answered By: 1 Luv Girl - 7/5/2007
You don't have to list every position that you've had on your resume. You can, however, include it on your resume and say they were experiencing a hiring freeze and you were working as a temp.
Answered By: Ms_Sex - 7/6/2007
i would still put it on my resume. Its still work experience that you have learned from.
Answered By: Ariel - 7/6/2007
Why would your boss offer to write a letter of recommendation and then tell you that you may want to leave it off your resume... More
Answered By: Jerribear76 - 7/7/2007
Before you leave that company, sit down with your supervisor and really get to the heart of the matter. Try and listen to the feedback with an open mind without any rebuttals. That might be very hard but it will also be very enlightening for you and helpful for your next job. No one wants to hear about how and why... More
Answered By: sunshine_today - 7/7/2007
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