I’ve been job hunting for 7 months as a Director/VP candidate (former management consultant). For fun and extra cash, I have taken a temp job at a national, speciality retailer. I enjoy it but omit the job from my resume, as it may look unbecoming. Should I mention it in interviews? Will it show up in a background check?

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    Somewhat related: Is it OK to leave very short-term employment off my resume? What's the alternative? Lying and saying you've been unemployed for the last 7 months will almost certainly be worse. What kind of temp work? Are we talking something along the level of a teller, or more of a well-paid qualified contractor? – Bernhard Barker Dec 30 '17 at 22:58
  • Which industry? Why are you holding out for a director/VP job? – Jim G. Dec 31 '17 at 15:34
  • I have been a VP / Director for several years in corporate settings. I wasn’t able to find contract work in my field (business strategy). I am looking for a job at a similar level to my previous job. Meanwhile, the retail work is fun. I only wonder whether it will reflect poorly in me. Part of me also wonders, if it reflects poorly on me, do I want to be working for such a person. – C Pat Str Jan 1 '18 at 16:01

no don't add it. unless it is relevant to what you're applying for.

where relevant - > same skill sets used. I can't imagine how it could ever be relevant though.

won't show up in back ground checks no.

Just say you worked on a start up idea or an ico in the mean time, or that you travelled.

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