I had a job at a multinational company which I quit 2 years ago, it was meant to be a summer job before college. The two subsequent years, they have contacted me and offered me my position back at the company, with a considerable raise, even though they knew I was not going to be working there.

Is them making these offer resume-worthy? Specifically as a bullet that says something like "Invited back concurrent years".

On one hand it shows that I was a preferred employee, and that I did my job well. On the other, I don't really know if it's relevant.

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    Sounds like trying to convince them you're special because of the offer. I would put things on my resume which I actually did, this proves more in my opinion – Houbie Aug 1 '17 at 14:33
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    @tuskiomi Houbie was being polite. It makes you look bad – Old_Lamplighter Aug 1 '17 at 14:34
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    That may be something worth mentioning during a face to face interview, at best. – BlindSp0t Aug 1 '17 at 14:37
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    If you haven't already, you could ask your former employer for a formal recommendation letter, or to serve as a reference. That would be more useful in the job search process. – mcknz Aug 1 '17 at 14:53
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    This does seem like a somewhat silly question (no offence?) (at least to someone who's been around the block), but I'm not sure why people are voting to close it as unclear - it seems perfectly clear and valid - OP wants to put a declined offer from an ex-employer on their resume. – Dukeling Aug 1 '17 at 16:15

No, you shouldn't. Your resume is supposed to reflect your work history, not declined offers or opportunities.


No you really shouldn't do this, yes a resume is intended as a an advert for yourself but it should be limited to things you've actually done or achieved. Offers are far too ephemeral for that.

At best it will look "weird" at worst (and more likely in my opinion) it will look like you don't have enough "real" achievements and are scraping the bottom of the barrel for something postive to say.


Is them making these offer resume-worthy? Specifically as a bullet that says something like "Invited back concurrent years".

No. Jobs go on resumes, not job offers.

During interviews if the discussion turns to your summer job and why you didn't subsequently work there, you can mention the offers (along with your reasons for declining them).


You shouldn't put this on your resume because it's impossible for any potential employer to evaluate.

Getting a job offer just says that some other person thought you had the right skills to do some other job. That's too far removed from actual information. I don't know who that other person was, so I don't know what weight to put on their judgement about you. I don't know why that person came to that decision. Maybe it was made on the basis of a compromise that isn't relevant to me (e.g., maybe you speak the language of a major customer of that company but all my customers are domestic). Maybe they just made a bad decision.

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