Putting work experience (with an international assignment) less than 6 months on CV? Good or bad?

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G fragte am 18. Sept. 2019

From the tips that I have read are work experiences with an international dimension well appreciated by consulting firms (MBB as well as Tier 2 firms). However, in my case, the specific role (in engineering) was for less than 6 months and I took the decision to quit. I can explain the reason for quitting it. It has nothing to do with the travelling whatsoever and no drama happened. Thus, my question: is it better to leave it out and not mention it on my CV (since I only stayed for a short period) to pass the screening stage or do you think it is better to mention it in order to increase the odds of passing the screening stage .The reasoning behind the latter: it is the only point on my CV that shows that I have worked on an international assignment and that I have no issues with travelling, etc.

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Deniz
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antwortete am 19. Sept. 2019
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Hi,

It would be useful if we had more context, but what I can advise is that you should keep this in your CV as international work experience is valuable. You can position this as an internship or contactor/freelancer work (instead of a full-time job).

Best,

Deniz

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Vlad
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Hi,

Go for it if it:

  • Adds the relevant work experience (e.g. you are an expert in Oil&gas)
  • Adds overall experience (e.g. you'll have 1.5 years in total)

I would position it as an international project

Best!

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Anonym antwortete am 15. Mai 2020

Dear A ,

If it's possible for you not to put that experience in your CV, then rather avoid that.

But also avoid gaps in your CV.

If you need any help, feel free to reach out.

Best,
André

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Gaurav
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antwortete am 18. Nov. 2020
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Hi G,

It depends on your work experience. Do you have 3+ work experience? If yes, don't mention it in your CV.

I would recommend you add this work experince as an international internship.

Do you need any further help?

All the best,

GB

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Andrea
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OW | HEC Paris | Helped 20+ people entering BCG, OW, ATK etc.

Hi,

I would say that it depends on your other work experience. If you already have 3+ than leave it behind. If not, than I think it is worth it provided that you achieve something relevant during those 6 months.

Andrea

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