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Leaving a 2 months old job for Reskilling

Bansi Parimu
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Joined: May 23, 2005
Posts: 5
Hi Folks,

I had joined the MNC for its money, and brand recognition.ONly to find after 2 years. In all those 2 years I was in the MNC (earlier company) I think I stripped myself of all my coding skills, my problem solving skills, and some very bad lazy habits have crept in. Maybe that is why I was one of the folks who got laid off in a merger move.

I left that and found a new job at a higher sal and already in it for 2 months. I think I am not good enough for my present 4 years of work exp that my resume boasts of. (That is the time I spent in the company and not exactly the "EXPERIENCE")

Adding to my woes, In my present job I do not get enough time to reskill and refresh the fundamentals. Some kinda fire fighting going on in present company all the time.

NOW, I wish to take a complete break. A flat 2 months out of everthing else with just me and my rekilling list in my cosy cave.


Problem
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How to write in resume about this gap?

Option 1)
Do not mention in resume about present 2 months old job.
(I will be leaving my present job that is 2 months old and 2 months more for the break + 1 month for new job search that translates to approx 5 months of inactivity in a resume )

Option 2)
Mention in resume about the job I did for 2 months and left.
(In this case the recruiters will be asking for explanation of why I left my job so quickly)

Whats your take on this issue folks.


Thanks
Bansi
Don Stadler
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Joined: Feb 10, 2004
Posts: 451
1) An omission is not a lie.

2) Buck up pardner. Lot's of people let themselves get out of date.

3) Think about whether you can speed up without leaving your job. Could be the hard competition is just what you need!
Bansi Parimu
Greenhorn

Joined: May 23, 2005
Posts: 5
Thanks Don,
I do not think that the fire fighting in the company is allowing for catching up with the reskilling.

Can afford the break as I am not married as yet, and have a small decent amount stacked up in bank.

By your saying "ommission is not a lie"
Do you want to say, omitting the record of 2 months stint in my present company will be better then adding that in resume and raising speculations why this guy left after just 2 months?
Don Stadler
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 10, 2004
Posts: 451
Possibly. I don't know your work culture, or how likely your omission is likely to be uncovered. Unlikely I would say. The gap in employment will be harder to cover, I suspect.
Vishwa Kumba
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Joined: Aug 27, 2003
Posts: 1064
Even I wouldn't recommend lying.Sometimes the HR dept of your new company(when you join) would try to make a contact with your last company to verify your claimed experience.
Bansi Parimu
Greenhorn

Joined: May 23, 2005
Posts: 5
Thats not a problem Viswa. I dp really work for the company, but find that I need Retooling which is not possible while keeping the new job.
Hence the Dilemma

Which is better
1) A Five month gap in career omitting the 2 month stint in a company.
2) 2 month stint (and answering a lot of questions about why you left early)

Personally the choice is
A) Omitting the expierience (As per some ethics is a lie)
B) Tell the truth that I left the company after 2 months

Hope I have made myself clear now.
 
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