Question: Sorry this is a long one.... I recently came back from a medical leave and was told the company is restructuring and is now "rotating" it's positions. In essence, they unofficially demoted me to a position I had more than 5 years ago. As a result, I am looking for a new job.
What should I put on my resume? Do I keep the old position and explain the circumstances in an interview? Or do I just put the old position and hope that I don't get judged on it!
Answer: Were you demoted because you took medical leave? If so, you know that’s illegal for your employer to do? Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) the employer has to show that you were demoted for something other than taking Medical Leave.
Back to your question. Keep the old position on your resume and explain the circumstances in an interview IF they are asked. Always be honest to questions that are directly asked by you in an interview because the truth usually comes out in the end.
Posted by Jason Lesher at 12:40 PM