Should I put my current job of only 3 weeks on my resume?
I just graduated and received 3 job offers. 2 for Assistant Project Managers in civil engineering (Heavy construction, e.g. bridges, roads tunnels, and other infrastructure, which I am passionate about) and 1 for Project Manager with a subcontractor for roofing. I was not interested in roofing whatsoever but they offered me about $10,000 more in my salary along with much better perks like company vehicle, gas card, credit card, cell phone, ez-pass and full healthcare instead of 50/50. Due to these reasons I figured I would take the roofing one. I have been there for 3 weeks and I HATE it. My boss is an arrogant pretentious A-hole, and as I previously stated I have no desire to learn or care about roofing enough to tolerate it. Once I got there you hear of how terrible the place is and how they have had 6 PM's quit within the year. I fully see myself falling into that statistic. I have been looking for alternate work in the mean time (again for Assistant PM positions) and I was wondering if I should put my current job on my resume, and in date just put "2010." I want to do this because it would make me look much more "qualified" having that as 1 of my 3 jobs for work experience's. I have down 3 right now (2 are construction related summer work/internship with relevance) but 1 is a unrelated HS lifeguarding position. I figured adding this would bump off the lifeguarding job spot, and if I had all 3 that were (hands-on construction, Project Management/Estimator intern, and then Project Manager, it would not only show progress in the industry, but all would be relevant to what I am looking for now) I was thinking if they asked I could say that I had financial constraints with student loan repayments that were coming back and was forced to take the job temporarily to satisfy them, that's why I am looking for other work this early in. My 2nd question is should I e-mail one of the other job offers I declined 3 weeks ago back and tell them that this position isn't a place I see myself at long term, and if any employment opportunity arises within the company that I'd hope they consider me as a candidate? Or will they just be pissed I rejected their offers and snub me? -HELP!!
Asked By: TJ - 6/12/2010
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Yes, email or better yet, call the companies that offered you the job and revisit the opportunity. No, do not put this job on your resume but if asked, tell them the truth in the interview. Be honest and direct without a loooooooooong fishing story about why you left. "It was not the place where I could grow and... More
Answered By: Glory to God - 6/12/2010
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ok do your a graduate thus its all about gaining experience repeat exactly as above obviously don't mention the fact that your boss is ''A hole'' just say that you were given an opportunity to do this and decided to give it ago however you really are to committed to other interests and realise that this would hold your... More
Answered By: aine c - 6/12/2010
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