I left, but I want to come back...
July 7, 2011 10:02 AM Subscribe
How bad is this situation? I'm applying for a job at a company that I previously worked at for only four months.
posted by trillian to Work & Money (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am applying for Job A at a large company I used to work for. I quit a former job (in a different department) at this company a few years ago to take what I thought was my "dream job," Job B (different company). I had quit Job A after only four months at the company, but I gave about three or four weeks notice. It turned out that Job B is not my dream job after all, and I think that Job A is a great fit. (Plus it's closer to home and has better benefits than my current job.)
So, I really want Job A, but I'm worried that the hiring manager will see that short stint at the company a few years ago and wonder if I'll take Job A and then just leave in a few months again. If I get an interview and the issue comes up, how should I address it? One reason I left my original job was that most people in my department were really negative and always complaining about their jobs, but of course I wouldn't mention that. If I take it off my resume, it'll leave a gap, especially because I was unemployed for a bit before it. I hope I haven't screwed up this opportunity already.