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How do you address short term employment and unemployment on a resume? [duplicate]

My question is how do you address both short term employment and unemployment on a resume that occurred back to back of each other? It seems like it presents a red flag either way. On the one hand, ...
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Should I list a job on my resume when I didn't pass the trial period and only lasted 4 weeks? [duplicate]

I have just been told that after 4 weeks on my new job, there has been a problem of adaptation (apparently it should have been quicker) and that I would not continue working in the company. My ...
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Addressing gaps in employment [duplicate]

I left my previous employer a couple of months ago. How do I explain the gap in my resume in an interview, or answer the question, "Why did you leave your previous position," if anyone asks? I've ...
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Why is a gap in employment dates considered bad?

It is common wisdom that a person who has gone for months or years without a job is at a disadvantage in the hiring process. Such a gap in employment dates is considered to be a red flag. Why? There ...
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Would future employers look negatively on a period of self employment to gain domain experience?

So I'm currently employed in the general direction of my "ideal" job, but too far from it to the extent that I don't enjoy my current job. I've spent quite a bit of time looking for my ideal job, but ...
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Taking a break to travel between jobs

When I eventually move on from my current job I plan to take a few weeks off to travel before starting the next job. This won’t be a problem for my next employer—I will have secured a job and ...
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Quit after 2 months, should I put job in resume?

I joined a company about two months ago. I do not mind the work but the work environment is very toxic (just found out that two people left this position in the last year). I really tried to adjust ...
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What to write on resume/CV to explain unemployment due to visa/work permit problems

On my resume/CV, I need to explain a 3-month gap wherein I was unemployed because I needed a work permit for the country where my then-future job was to be and the process had taken longer than ...
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Removing long term experience off CV

My first role upon graduating was working in a start up for 4 years as a Software engineer. Unfortunately things really soured with Senior management after the 4th year causing me to resign and move ...
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Interviewing for jobs after a long (no work) period of absence? [duplicate]

Although the question is general: How do you go back interviewing when you have a long period of unemployment in your CV, I do need to share some context with you. I have an inherited condition that ...
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How can I deal with a manager who gives an unfairly negative appraisal?

A manager (a little higher than my direct manager in the food chain) who I worked with for 1 month ruined an entire appraisal result of mine, and nothing's stopping them from doing it again. This ...