I am leaving a job only after 6 weeks as they over estimated my experience and capabilities. They were really nice about it: verbally promising to be really good refs. So I am leaving on good terms.

As I am new to city/country, I feel there is a a few pros in keeping it on my CV.

Local experience (however brief), local refs, leaving on good terms.

The cons are the obvious short tenure.

What makes the better resume?



I think it is probably not a good idea to add it to your CV. Leads to awkward questions in the interview. Adds little value. Not a good selling point.

  • thanks Ed, what about the 'legality' of things?
    – bob
    Jul 28 '18 at 10:44
  • A CV is not a legal document. It is a mechanism to sell yourself to get an interview. That is all it is. Anything on it should be accurate. But leaving stuff off means it is not inaccurate.
    – Ed Heal
    Jul 28 '18 at 10:52
  • In some countries they expect a gapless CV with every position, even if it was for 1 week. Jul 29 '18 at 22:14
  • @JuhaUntinen Could you name a couple? I’m curious because I’ve never heard of that. What do people do if they didn’t have a job for a month? Jul 30 '18 at 4:35
  • @StellaBiderman Germany and Switzerland are the biggest example countries. If you didn't have a job, you would list it something like 1 June 2018 - 30 June 2018: Unemployed Jul 30 '18 at 7:16

If the job was relevant to the new position and you can get a reference from someone there then sure put them down.

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