What to do about putting a previous job that I was fired from on my resume?
February 12, 2011 12:02 PM Subscribe
I just went through an extended period of depression and ended up getting fired for missing work. What to do now?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't fault my former employers for firing me, I was working part time and had a no-show no-call for several days in a row. I'm not in a position to get the job back, and I'm ok with that. What I'm more concerned with is what to put on my resume. If I put the job on my resume, are they likely to call the company to find out why I stopped working for them? Or is it safe to keep it there, given that they've been my employment for the past 6 months?
It was a tutoring job and I'd like to keep working in the education area (I'm trying to get into grad school, etc.), and now that I've gotten myself together (saw shrink, dealt with stuff, stabilized, etc.) I'd like to try applying for a job at another company. There was no non-compete clause, so I'm ok there.
My principle concern is my resume and references.
Throw away email: firstname.lastname@example.org (my attempts at a clever name that was almost 30 characters long about how long a gmail name I could make were all taken)