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Should I exclude my last job on my resume

Specializes in ER, Med-surg.

I moved to a big city to work trauma after doing 2 years in a community er. I hate this new job and I dread going every single day. On my days off I'm exhausted and I've never been more unhappy in my life. It's only been a month and I'm still on orientation.

Before moving I had thought of going into hospice and it's still in my mind. I found my hospice rotation in school to be spiritually fulfilling and I'd really love to do that.

I know I can't stay in this job long. Would it be better to apply for a hospice job now, put this new job on the resume and just say it's not a good fit, leave this job off my resume or painfully wait out my time at a job I hate?

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

This is a very frequent situation here on AN.

Omitting jobs that will show up when a prospective employer runs your background check is NOT a good idea because it puts your credibility in question. A job will show up if the usual FICA deductions were made.... it's all tied to your SSN, which is the main ID used for background checks. You don't want anyone to think you falsified your application information.

Your explanation for leaving is perfect... "not a good fit" is always a good answer. Be sure to follow the organization's process for resigning in order to avoid being listed as "not eligible for rehire" - that's a red flag for future employers that will stay on your employment history for a very long time.

Wishing you the best of luck on finding your nursing niche.


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