Ask Vicki: Is it okay to apply to jobs without listing my new job on my resume?

In this answer on Quora, Monster career expert Vicki Salemi tells you why honesty (plus a good explanation) is the best policy when job searching so soon after starting a new position.

Ask Vicki: Is it okay to apply to jobs without listing my new job on my resume?

Vicki Salemi

Each week, Monster’s career expert Vicki Salemi—a former recruiter who utilizes 15-plus years of experience in recruiting and human resources to empower job seekers—answers user questions on Quora. We’ll be republishing the answers here. If you have a question for Vicki, send it to socialmedia@monster.com.

Vicki Salemi

Q. I recently started a new job. Is it okay to apply to other jobs without listing my new job on my resume?

A. It’s okay to apply to other jobs after you recently started a new job, but you should definitely add your current job to your resume and also have a solid reason as to why you’re looking to leave so quickly. Maybe the culture is a bad fit, or the job isn’t what was presented to you during the interview process, et cetera.

Rule of thumb: Always be transparent on your resume. If you’re not, the truth is going to show up on your background check anyway, and a prospective employer will wonder why you weren’t honest. Plus if you weren’t truthful about that, a prospective employer will figure you’re not honest about other things too—and nobody wants to hire a dishonest candidate.

Read Vicki Salemi's answer to "Is it okay to apply to jobs without listing my new job on my resume?" on Quora.