Urgent!! Can I hide the fact that I'm currently pursuing a job?

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Aug 10, 2018 31 Comments

Recently graduated and joined IBM. But looking for other opportunities. Can I say that I don't have a job right now to any hiring manager? I've not put my new job on my resume yet.

Please share your thoughts. Thanks

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  • VMware / Eng
    tyxS31

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    Actually having a job makes you more employable
    Aug 10, 2018 3
    • IBM / Other
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      Really? But it's just been a month. That's why I didn't add it in my resume to have the benefits of recent grad tag.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • VMware / Eng
      tyxS31

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      It is still better than No Job
      Aug 10, 2018
    • IBM / Other
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      Okay, thank you. I'll update my resume.
      Aug 10, 2018
  • New nfs
    If you are only one month in and already looking for a new job, are you sure you gave your current employer enough chance?
    Sounds a bit hasty, especially for a finished grad that still needs to learn about workplace dynamics.
    Aug 10, 2018 5
    • IBM / Other
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      OP
      Hi, I understand your point. I'm looking for a dev role which is not possible here till an year. I don't wanna be named as support specialist. That's why this escape plan.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • New nfs
      Thanks for the clarification, have you tried expressing your interest to other departments? sometimes you can get internally promoted quite fast if you've made a good impression and talked to the right people.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • Pandora dacodez
      If you want to be a dev why did you accept the support specialist offer? Why did you even interview? 🤔
      Aug 10, 2018
    • IBM / Other
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      Hi nfs, sure I'll try internally as well. I've not let my manager know yet. Just trying out opportunities elsewhere lately.
      Aug 13, 2018
    • New nfs
      Bare in mind that the first step for being promoted is expressing interest to your manager. That way when the next opportunity presents itself, they will think of you. (unless your relationship with your manager is not good)
      Aug 13, 2018
  • eBay / Eng Horse798
    No
    Aug 10, 2018 5
    • IBM / Other
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      Sure, thanks. It's better to be safe than sorry. I guess later I might have a problem.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • eBay / Eng Horse798
      True....if u do get an offer they will know about your previous employer.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • IBM / Other
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      I didn't know this. Thanks for letting me know.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • Google carlsjr
      Background check. All companies do it. Don't lie or it will come back to bite you!
      Aug 10, 2018
    • IBM / Other
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      Sure, thanks.
      Aug 10, 2018
  • Microsoft UWFy68
    Don’t lie, it’s never a good idea. Just be honest to potential hiring managers that you didn’t find the right fit, so decided to start looking again. Also, some level of reasonable explanation would be warranted depending on how long you have been there for...
    Aug 10, 2018 5
    • IBM / Other
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      Ok thank you. It's been just about a month here. Don't like the assignment. So, I'm looking actively.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • Amazon rosesrred
      Just say that. No need to lie.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • IBM / Other
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      Sure, thank you very much.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • PayPal Archer12
      And for PO If you don’t like the assignment, talk to your manager. Escape is not a good idea. I believe the hiring mng would ask you the same question
      Aug 10, 2018
    • IBM / Other
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      Yes, I did. They've some policy that hinders me to join a development org for one year. If I stay back I need to find a new opportunity internally and switch just after first year which is quite uncertain.
      Aug 10, 2018
  • Google NaGeFuNv
    Background check might expose things that you hide from next employer. So no.
    Aug 10, 2018 2
    • IBM / Other
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      Yeah, makes sense. thanks for sharing your thoughts.
      Aug 10, 2018
    • eBay / Eng 👀RUseless
      And what will happen if they find about working for IBM for a month?
      Aug 11, 2018
  • McKinsey Moonface
    Are you in the CBD program? No one likes their first gig, but just roll off and onto another one when ur date ends
    Aug 10, 2018 1
    • IBM / Other
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      What's CBD? I'm a new grad hire and they randomly assigned me to some team without considering my interests. I had no other offer, so I have joined.
      Aug 13, 2018
  • eBay / Eng 👀RUseless
    Not necessary to put the current employment if it is just a month...
    Background checks never find the employment you never mentioned... its not their job...
    Myself worked for a company for 6 months and IBM for 18 days... never mentioned about those in my resume...
    After that, my background check happened for 4 times, nobody found about it...
    So, dont put that in you resume, if you dont want it...
    Never mention about it too, if you are not comfortable...
    Aug 11, 2018 0
  • Oracle Widnebejf
    You have to prove you’re good at coding. I would suggest you do a project or at least leetcode in your spare time so you can show it off when given chance to interview. The job experience part is hit or miss...but don’t leave out your current job. It’s okay to be looking if it’s not a match.
    Aug 10, 2018 0
  • Salesforce uTTA76
    Do you already have a portfolio to share with a new employer? If you've only been in the current role a month, they may need some examples of your work to be convinced. It's never good to lie, but having something that shows you dont want tour skills to atrophy isn't a bad idea.
    Aug 10, 2018 0
  • Airbnb jim.hodlen
    it’s fine to have a mismatch with your first job.
    Aug 10, 2018 0

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