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Do I Have to Show Every Job I Ever Worked?

by Anonymous

I worked for a company for almost 8 years. During that time I attempted a second job while still working the other one. Things went terrible at the new job and they suggested we split ways after a month, I wholeheartedly agreed.

Is this being fired? I have a flawless history besides this one job. Is it lying if I do not include it in my job history? There are no gaps in my resume since I still had the other position.

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Jun 19, 2009
Honesty Is Usually Best, But...
by: Kathi

This is an interesting question. I nearly always advise complete honesty because it's been my experience that lies can come back to haunt you. However, in this case, since the job was so short-lived and did not result in an employment gap, you could probably get away with not mentioning it.

As to whether you were fired, I would say if they allowed you to turn in a resignation (even if it was pretty much forced), then you don't have to call it being fired.

Hopefully, you can learn something from the experience.

To your success,

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