Resume Protocol After Quitting
March 22, 2011 5:17 PM Subscribe
Long story short: great job, great experience, great skillsets gained, have to quit after only 5 months of employment for medical reasons. I want to keep job info on my resume. Can I?
posted by iLoveTheRain to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just gave my two weeks notice to a retail job at a special store that has yielded some incredibly rewarding work experience. I've only been there since November/December and have to quit because I am about to have some surgery that will make it difficult for me to stick to the schedule that the aforementioned position necessitates and as a part time employee I don't qualify for extended medical leave. My bosses like me and have invited me to return if I can/want to.
As much as I have enjoyed this job, I do plan to seek employment elsewhere simply because the end game at this retail location is not the end game I really want. The skills I've gained at this job over the short amount of time that I've been there are significant and relevant to other positions I plan to apply for. I also would like to be able to return to this current position as a back up in case I need supplemental income.
Can I retain this job on my resume to highlight the experience I've gained without nixing myself for other positions in the near future?
How can I explain to a potential employer that my decision to leave this company to pursue other interests happened to coincide with a medical procedure that had to be completed?
Will the 5 month duration factor screw me over as a recent college grad applying for her dream job(s)?