A leave of absence from a secondment?
November 6, 2014 2:09 PM   Subscribe

Looking for some advice on indicating a leave of absence from a short term posting on a resume.

I'm working on my resume and thinking of applying to a position that closes tomorrow. All of the positions listed below are with the same employer, but in very different departments.

I have an ongoing position as manager of xyz. Two and a half years ago I applied for a secondment to cover a mat leave of 14 months as manager, abc. Due to health circumstances I was only in the abc role for two and half months at the beginning and end of the contract. Once the contract ended I returned to my ongoing role as manager, xyz.

Now that I'm thinking of applying to a position as manager, def how do I include my time as manager, abc without either overstating my time or having to disclose my full health history in a cover letter?

All positions are roughly equal in seniority and compensation. The shifts are more about developing skills and areas where there is more growth opportunities. Thanks for any advice.
posted by five_cents to Work & Money (3 answers total)
I'd put it like:

-job xyz, [date-date] and [date-date]

-job abc, [date-date] and [date-date]

No need to explain it beyond that.
posted by showbiz_liz at 2:45 PM on November 6, 2014 [1 favorite]

Unless you're going through your entire work history and accounting for every single time you took more than a week off in any job for any reason, just do what showbiz_liz suggests. The position was yours from date a to date b.
posted by turbid dahlia at 3:14 PM on November 6, 2014

Response by poster: Thanks, I think I got caught up in overthinking this!
posted by five_cents at 5:25 PM on November 6, 2014

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