Job application, not sure what to do.
December 30, 2013 1:17 PM Subscribe
For job applications, what should I do about a few months long job where I was terminated after being moved between projects?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (7 answers total)
Hi all, not sure what I should do about this on job applications, if anyone could give input:
Basically a year or so ago, I signed a job offer with a company for Project A. Project A was cancelled while I was moving cities for that project. Since I had already moved and signed a lease, the company offered to put me on Project B and offered to let me switch over "if another project came up". After a few months (2 or 3) it became clear to me that no new project was going to materialize and Project B wasn't a good fit at all. After discussing my concerns with my supervisor, the company ended up terminating me the next week.
I've been in graduate coursework since then, but am now applying for new jobs. I'm not really sure what I should do with this on job applications. I'm planning on leaving it off my resume section since the work experience isn't really relavent, but I am not sure what to do about the "list all jobs you've had" section at the end of some applications or if there's a "have you ever been fired?" check box (although I haven't seen that box much on applications or if it's there it's qualified with "for cause" or "for criminal activity" or something like that). Would leaving it off those come back to bite me later? I do know that the name of the company shows up on my credit report from Experian, which has me a little nervous.
If it helps neither Project A nor Project B are relevant to the jobs I'm currently applying for.
I also have great references who will vouch for me from past jobs and relavent work experience for the jobs I'm applying to from previous jobs. The jobs I'm applying to are professional level engineering/programming type jobs if that helps at all.
Any input you could give me would be great, especially from HR people.