Quitting first job after 2 weeks, do I tell potential employers?
June 12, 2010 3:57 PM Subscribe
I just graduated and got my first job. It's outside of the city and the commute is much longer than I anticipated (and the salary is much lower than standard, and I generally dislike it...), so I'm looking for a closer (and better) job. Since I've only been working for a few weeks, do I mention my current job to any potential employers?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (8 answers total)
I graduated in May and started work soon after, so it's just been two weeks since I started. I know I can't list anyone at my current job as a reference, but do I even add it to my resume? I'm a science major trying to break into software engineering, and my current job involves a lot of programming. Would it be more helpful to explain this to interviewers, or to just leave it out entirely? I don't want to look flakey, like someone who can't hold a job down for more than a few weeks.
Also, if the advice is to leave it off entirely: it's my understanding that I'm still in the phase where I can be considered a "recent grad," so a two-week gap in my work history between graduation and now probably won't draw much attention, right?