How To Explain a Short Term Job

Have you ever taken a new job only to find out that it was a disaster? Sometimes this is because it’s just not a good fit. Sometimes the hiring manager lied to you about the job. (Surprisingly, hiring managers do this all the time–they’ll play up a job and promise candidates the world, then when the person starts, reality comes out.) If you just can’t stand it anymore how do you explain your three-month stint as a Marketing Director in a job interview? And how do you explain that you quit without a new job lined up? (If that’s the case.) Here are some suggestions.

Think About Your Job History

If you have a solid job history, having one short job shouldn’t be too much of a problem. If you were at your last job for five years, and the previous one for three, saying, “I thought this would be a great opportunity to do X, but two weeks after I started that project was canceled and my boss assigned me to do Y, which I had no interest in doing.” Or “In the job interview, I was promised the ability to work from home two days a week. That was revoked as soon as I started.”

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