Oct 18 2009
Peter Newfield, President of Career-Resumes.com, explains how to best present job change after a short tenure on your resume and during an interview.
A. "My suggestion in this situation is as follows:
- List the company name and "flush left," adding the dates of employment i.e. 2008 - Present
- Now list your positions as "COO - VP", without the break out of executive position dates
- Next get into the job description and hopefully your accomplishments
That should solve the resume question. Now, in the interview:
- Explain there was an reorganization midway through the assignment, without bad mouthing the company
- Then you can insert the dates of the positions to the hiring manager and hopefully, the hiring manager will accept the scenario at face value
- Make sure you speak with great confidence when describing this scenario.
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