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Will an experience of 4 months be counted?

Anthony D'Souz
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Hi all,

I completed my Engineering in Computer Science in July, 2010. I was recruited by a MNC via campus drive and the joining date was in March, 2011. I was suppose to join that MNC as a Trainee. Hence I thought of working somewhere else during the period of July 2010 and March 2011. Fortunately, I got an offer from a Private Limited company and worked there for around 4 months. Then I quit that Private Limited company and joined that MNC as a fresher in March, 2011.

Presently I have an experience of over 2.2 in that MNC. I am desperate to change my job and I can see there are companies who are hiring people with over 2.6 years of experience. I am fairly confused whether I can add the previous 4 months experience and show that I have over 2.6 months of experience?

I have all the relevant documents (such as joining letter, release letter and experience certificate) for my 4 months work in that small private limited company.

Kindly let me know the following:

1) I joined the MNC as a fresher in March, 2011 and that MNC have not considered that 4 months experience since I was recruited as a fresher and had to go through the training. In that case, can I add up the 4 months of experience now to make the total count exceed 2.6?

2) Will the 4 months experience be taken into consideration (Note: I have valid reasons to tell to the HR why I quit that company in 4 months span)?

3) Any other cons that I might be not aware of if I add the prior 4 months to my experience?

Kindly let me know about these.

Regards,
Anthony
Maneesh Godbole
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I don't see why not If you really worked those 4 months and got supporting documentation. However, as you have found out already, it would solely depend on how the HR see it. But to be fair, you are not providing false information so I would suggest go ahead with it.


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Sumit Bisht
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Yes, as Maneesh said, there is no harm in telling the truth. If you present these 4 months of experience in a positive manner, I don't see any reason why you should be hesitant about your overall work experience.
Anthony D'Souz
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Thanks for the reply and my apologies for replying late on this thread.

What used to be the content of the experience letter for an employee (which he gets on the last working day)? To be more precise on what I want to know, will the organization give only the dates during which he served for their organisation; OR, they will give the total experience (containing previous experience before joining their organization plus present experience with their company) for that employee? I am fine with the first case but for the second case, since in my present MNC I joined as a Trainee almost 2.5 years back, hence they are not aware of my previous experience (and also did not even asked for any when I joined, they were simply not bothered).

If the second scenario is invalid then I can skip easily, if not then will it be a concern for me if the HR of the next organization asks me why you did not informed your previous organization about your prior (very first) experience?

While checking that 4 months experience certificate from my previous company, I found that they have only mentioned the dates during which I served for them (may be at that time I did not had any previous exp, hence they ignored that).

Kindly let me know on this. It will be easier to talk with the HR person if all these relevant details are known to me.
Deepak Bala
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If the second scenario is invalid then I can skip easily, if not then will it be a concern for me if the HR of the next organization asks me why you did not informed your previous organization about your prior (very first) experience?

While checking that 4 months experience certificate from my previous company, I found that they have only mentioned the dates during which I served for them (may be at that time I did not had any previous exp, hence they ignored that).


If organization B does not have details about you being employed in organization A, that is not your concern or the concern of organization C that wants to hire you. What matters is that you really worked for those 4 months. Whether or not some other organization knows about that does not change the value you bring to a company in any way.

The 4 month experience certificate mentioning the dates should be fine.


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Monica. Shiralkar
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It will be counted. But what should you be more concerned about is : Will my knowledge and skill are good enough to justify.All is well if answer is yes. If no then not good.Good luck
Anthony D'Souz
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Deepak Bala wrote:If organization B does not have details about you being employed in organization A, that is not your concern or the concern of organization C that wants to hire you. What matters is that you really worked for those 4 months. Whether or not some other organization knows about that does not change the value you bring to a company in any way.

The 4 month experience certificate mentioning the dates should be fine.


Thanks a lot for the reply. In my present MNC, I have been working on support projects over a series of technologies. I am confident enough that I can showcase some of the work that I am doing presently as the one I did in organization A.

BTW, can/will the interviewer ask specifically like what I exactly did in organization A? It has been a long time since I left organization A but still will they be eager enough to know what I did in organization A?

Thanks a lot for replying to my post
Anthony D'Souz
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Monica. Shiralkar wrote:It will be counted. But what should you be more concerned about is : Will my knowledge and skill are good enough to justify.All is well if answer is yes. If no then not good.Good luck


Thanks a lot for the reply. I am confident enough to crack the interviews

Shall I expect specific questions like what exactly I did in my first organization in that little period of time?

And if I tell that I was on bench than will it be a bad impression to the interviewer (Though I wont say that I was on bench but still eager to know)?

Thanks a lot for the reply
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Given that it was two years ago, I'd be surprised if you got anything in detail about that time. If they do ask, I think it is fine to say you were on the bench. If you explain that you took that opportunity to learn, it doesn't look bad. It also explains why you left! They didn't have enough work and you were eager to actually do work .


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