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Returning to the same job.

by RIch

I left a job, because the company I was working for was closing and I thought the new job would be a better job. It turned out I didn't like that job at all.

I had been working there for about 5 months and received a call from my old boss to see if I wanted to work for him again at the same business under a new name and ownership. I jumped at the chance.

Now the new company is having trouble and I want to update my resume. How do I list my current company letting people know that I came back basically to the same company and job? Also, how do I avoid people thinking I had three jobs in a six month period.

ANSWER: Well, you DID have 3 jobs in a short time period; those are the facts. And you need to list each of the 3 jobs separately on your resume.

BUT... in your cover letter, you can explain that you left the 1st company when it was about to go out of business, and were later offered the same job by the company's new owners. It's a legitimate chain of events and you shouldn't be penalized for being honest about it.

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