Post # 1
This is my first post, but I’ve been a long time lurker here. I am hoping the bees can help me out on this one, I’ve seen helpful responses in this forum.
I just started a new job this month.To be completely blunt, I don’t like the job itself, it’s quite boring, although it is in my career field, but it’s money and experience which I need. Fiance recently has been working a new job too, but his is incredible and has potential for something big down the road. Here’s the issue; although he works remotely most of the time, he does have to travel about 3 hours away on a weekly basis and as such, we’re looking to move to the city the job is based in (as he does not get reimbursed for travel expenses, and it can add up). We won’t be moving until mid July though due to prior committments here.
So comes my dilemma. I’d be about 2-3 months in at my job in July. The probation period is 90 days anyway. The only issue is, how do I go about quitting this job without hurting my resume and possible contacts? I just started last week, so I don’t want to necessarily tell them right now that I’ll be quitting in a few months but I don’t want to spring it on them either. My boss(es) are well known.
Any tips and advice on the proper way to resign from a new position? Should I even include that on my resume? Most of my jobs were contract jobs that were at least 1-2 years, and my longest job was nearly 10 years!
Post # 2
hakunamatata: If I’m reading correctly and you’re leaving in July because you’ll be moving, you really don’t have anything to worry about. I’d give the standard two weeks notice with the explanation that you’re moving. It’s best to include all job experiences on a resume, otherwise if a potential employer found out about it, they might think you were trying to hide it for a reason. You have a very valid reason for leaving–you’re moving. If anyone asks why your time with your current employer was so short, that’s exactly what you tell them–the truth. You moved because of your fiance’s job. I think you’ll be fine.
Post # 3
hakunamatata: I agree w/the PP – you have a conpletely valid reason. I would maybe give your boss a heads up (if he/she and you have a good relationship) but not officially resign until then. I dont think it will hurt you at all – and if future employers ask – you simply tell them that you moved 3 hours to stay with your Fiance.
Post # 4
I don’t think I would say that I moved to stay with my Fiance.
I would say that my Fiance was required to move to a new city for his job. That way it sounds less like the move was a choice that the two of you made and more like something you were unable to anticipate.
Post # 5
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
hakunamatata: Agree with PPs