Should I put this on my resume?
I moved to NYC back in June to look for a job and start a career. Being that NYC is a tough and very competitive place, I didn’t manage to land one until August despite having a strong resume. At first I wasn’t so sure about the job because it wasn’t directly in my field of study, but I decided to take it because the pay was decent and I was tired of being stagnant, so I thought I’d stay there until I could find something that interested me more. Fortunately, the job started to grow on me and I began to genuinely enjoy being there – I loved the company, the people I worked with, the atmosphere, and even the job itself (so much so that I would volunteer to stay past my regular working hours and, even though it was a Monday to Friday job, I would also volunteer to go in on weekends to help get the left-over work done).
That whole time I was staying with my best friend from college, who was the one who begged and convinced me to move to the city and stay with her until I could manage to get out on my own. Unfortunately things ended up not working out between us and I was having trouble securing a place of my own (everything was either too expensive, too far from work I already had a 1.5 hours subway commute from my friend’s house, and everything else that was within my budget was even further away, or not ready for me to move into until October/November).
Long story short, I had to resign from the job and return home last week, and now I have to start the job-searching process all over again. My question is, even though I loved the job and I’m positive that my managers would give me great reviews, should I still put it on my resume? I was only there for 1 month and I fear that it might look bad on my resume and work against me. I would have no problem explaining what happened to a hiring manager without going into personal details, of course but my fear is that I might not even be able to get an interview because of it. But then again, wouldn’t the gap in employment look just as bad? My last job was an internship which ended in January and I was out of the country from February to April, hence the gap.
What’s your take on this: leave it out or include it and hope for the best?
Thanks in advance!!