fired during orientation...to list or not to list?

  1. I recently started and was subsequently fired from a position in a specialty somewhat related to my previous experience (newborn nursery) but different (see more here); the unsuccessful orientation was in a maternity unit that had newborn nursery, mother-baby, and antepartum all together as part of your orientation. I had minimal mother-baby experience before and no antepartum exposure at all. Given that I was only there a couple months, had only a short period of exposure to each area, and never worked independently, should I even bother listing on my resume? Is that even wise?

    I have only applied for a couple positions thus far and left it off the resume but listed it under previous employment on the application. When asked why I left the position I have written that it wasn't a good fit and was released from employment, though it was a great learning experience. Is there a better way to explain why I left, and (in the questions that ask if you've ever involuntarily left or been terminated) to explain the termination?

    I'm not comfortable leaving it off completely since it may come back to bite me but am unsure how to go about explaining it in a neutral manner. This is my first ever experience being fired.
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  3. by   JeanM
    I'm kind of in the same boat. I put it on both because I think it's long enough for a potential employer to notice and ask about why you did not include it. I'm still searching for answers so I'll let you know if it works for me. My one interview so far they actually didn't seem to care. I think it's a matter of be tactful. Best of luck Let me know how it goes for you as I am curious about if this is the right way.

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