Resume Advice - My 3rd most recent job was for a notorious criminal
January 14, 2013 9:12 AM Subscribe
I'm updating my resume and having a bit of a tough time deciding what to do about a questionable business/boss who was one of my most recent jobs.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
An ex-boss stole a lot of money, and used it to prop up the business I was working for (among other things). They were caught, tried, and convicted. Recently the business closed, which generated more ill will in the community, as there were a number of clients who had funds on account.
In other words, it's poisonous (at least locally) on my resume. And it's been a number of years since I worked there, but it is the 3rd most recent chronologically.
Problem is, I worked there for 8 years. Was a manager. I did a little bit of everything for them, and have a lot of experience from them that would be directly applicable to many of the sorts of jobs I'd be applying for. I can answer any questions that come up as part of any potential interviews, but am afraid that this will bump me out of consideration for many employers just because of proximity to impropriety.
I can fall back on previous jobs, and leave the large gap. Then I'd have to explain the gap. They're more of career 1.0 though, the bad one was filler and now I'm trying to start career 2.0.
So should I list it, or not?