Should I tell the truth about a job that just didn’t work out

This week’t topic:

Q: I started work with a company two months ago. Very early in my time there, I realised the job I was being asked to do wasn’t the job I felt I had been hired for – it didn’t really use my skills (I am a computer programmer) and was very underwhelming in terms of challenging me. I had given up a good job to take on this role, so, as you can appreciate, I was very angry. However, rather than sit around become more and more bitter, I left the role two weeks ago. I am now back on the job-searching trail. On my CV, should I mention the six-week stint at this company? (Valerie S, email)

Liam Horan, Managing Director, Sli Nua Careers Ltd, talks to on Community Radio Castlebar, in Career Corner –  a series of career tips interviews that will be broadcast each Monday on CRC-fm at 5.30pm GMT.

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