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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (4)
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
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Shop Online or Sign Up To Sell AVON & Earn Fast Cash Today!
Legitimate Survey for Cash.Extra Money for You,Join Here!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
Other Career Questions
Do most mechanical engineering jobs offer job security?
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.