Bridget C. on June 29, 2010
Resume Building and Writing
While I was out having a bone marrow transplant, my position with my employer was eliminated. They kept my employment status as employed for approximately another year before laying me off. Therefore, on my resume, I state my dates of employment as the date I was hired to the date I was was involuntarily terminated (This is what my former employer told me to do). When potential new employers call my former employer to verify my employment, my former employer verifies my dates of employment BUT they also state my the last day that I worked (one year before I was involuntarily terminated). This obviously raises a red flag in the mind on any potential employer. Do you have any suggestions on how I should address this in my resume (before an interview and before any verification of employment)or during an interview? I don't like bring up "just in case" scenarios with potential employers because it looks like I might be hiding something but if I don't bring it up and they find it out, then there is no way to go back and explain it. They may think that I was trying to hide something.