What are some viable excuses for leaving a company that would look good on your resume ?
I am working as a Personal Assistant for a Managing Director of a huge listed company. I have just tendered my resignation and wish to have this record updated on my resume but working for only 6 months wouldn't look good on my record (jumpy) unless if I have a good reason. The real reason is because of too much office politics but can't expose the truth for it is unprofessional. My immediate employer is a notable tycoon of a huge empire in my country. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Reason for Leaving = ?
Asked By: layhoma2004 - 1/27/2013
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New job. Happens all the time, so long as you don't make it a habit of short stays, they are a non-issue on your resume. To be expected in this job market. Don't expect a recommendation/use as a reference from your current job unless you have been spectacular.
Answered By: mcdbb - 1/27/2013
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Regardless of the reason (unless it's something like sex offense, abuse, mistreatment, etc), it's going to sorta be frowned upon unfortunately. Employers are looking for people who are known to be committed to their professions, who they can depend on long-term, even if it's a part time job. My advice is to get a... More
Answered By: Ricky - 1/27/2013
Reason for leaving is normally asked on the applications to a new job. Some employers don't even make it mandatory. Dont put it on your resume, but if they ask, dont be blunt about the reason either. Maybe you can say something like we had some creative differences or something
Answered By: lildude211us - 1/27/2013
Say you want to expand your horizons and try out a different area of work.
Answered By: SapphireAngel - 1/27/2013
That is not information that needs to be volunteered. If they ask, you tell them "I didn't fit in with the culture". Do not put it on your resume.
Answered By: Kingarella - 1/27/2013
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