Have you ever been at a job for such a short period of time that you wondered if it was even worth it to list it on your resume or LinkedIn profile?
<p>An individual recently asked us, "Should I list a job if I wasn't there for a very long time, and state whether or not I was laid off or fired?"</p><p>That's a great question. Here's what you need to do if you're in a similar situation.</p>
Consider The Background Check<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjY0MjM3Mi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1Mjc3MzE1OH0.URAEOAK4p6ol3kG4uU23NxiWhc_abF1_oXutykvwa-w/img.jpg?width=980" id="ec3d8" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="73be535ca7ccabbf0c660caf48cb2b9c" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" alt="Man decides to include a short-term job on his resume" /><p>The first thing you have to ask yourself is what a short period of time is to you. Is it a week, month, or year?</p><p>This is going to vary from person to person. But I will tell you that any company that does a reference check on you, or a background check, is <strong>going to see every employer that ever paid you</strong>.</p><p>You have to understand that when you leave employers off the list, and they do a reference check and suddenly see that you worked at this company or that company, it's going to look like <a href="https://www.workitdaily.com/lied-on-resume" target="_blank">you're lying</a>.</p>
Utilize An "Additional Experience" Section On Your Resume<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjY0MjM3Ny9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNDg1NjI0Nn0.k7_ERiHeAz2KXvHBDwp_hMsRHrYSWb_9aPZpJ6-loTc/img.jpg?width=980" id="53ac6" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="ca10c0a7f6df3f5a06cedfbc250e6618" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" alt="Woman adds short-term jobs on her resume under "additional experience"" /><p>I usually advise people to create a section in their resume called the "additional experience" section. <strong>This is where you're going to list unrelated work experience.</strong> Maybe you're working a retail job, or are in some kind of hobby career, or had some super-short assignments that you weren't at long enough for them to <a href="https://www.workitdaily.com/words-impacting-career-growth-and-development" target="_blank">make an impact on your career</a>.</p><p>This way, it's on paper. You can say, "No, I listed it. It's just that I was there for such a short period of time that I didn't put it in my main resume."</p>
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