It seemed like the perfect job: tons of responsibility and plenty of growth opportunities. The only catch? The position lasted just a couple of months. Should you put it on your CV?
While there is no hard and fast rule about how long a job needs to last in order to include it on your resume, career experts say there is usually a way to explain those short stints — without putting off potential employers — if you feel the job was important.
Some explaining to do
“It can often do more harm than help if you don’t offer up the reason for the short time in context,” said Atlanta-based executive coach Jodie Charlop in an email.