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Do I or Don't I?

So I have been working for a staffing agency for the past week and a half. The business they placed me at is very nice and most of the people are very kind and helpful BUT (you knew there was a but, right?) the position wasn't very well thought out in advance and frankly there's just not enough work to do. Yes, during the interview I had said I cannot be bored on the job, I don't care what you give me to do, but give me something. They hired for a receptionist/admin asst but due to several circumstances the position is full of hours where I have to "fake" work. I don't want to do this, it isn't fair to me or the business. So, I've been looking for new opportunities (not on work time). The question is, do I put this on my resume? I don't lie or exaggerate on my resume, I feel that's a great way to get caught out and fired, but honestly, this position has brought nothing to my skill set and would look weak at best to someone trying to decide if they wanted to hire me.

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Terri B
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First, thank you to everyone who actually addressed my question. As for some others, I have A. asked for work, B. offered to assist anyone else, C. am learning some things for a person who is due to retire but whose position has not been filled yet. I am not whining, I am not lazy, and anyone who has made these assumptions needs to get their own version of lives. I guess I'll know better than to ask for any type of opinion in the future.

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JOE FLAXMAN
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why dont you take a class? while you are there a certification or course, dont sweat it..as long as they pay you. I have a job where I have to wait in between assignments, for another assignment as long as I do it its not a huge deal...but I take classes in between, but do what you must to make you happy its okay to move on maybe ask the boss for a new assignment within the organization and or ride the wave until you fiond something else..

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Mohammad Maali
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If you look at it from a different point of view, they are making tons of money from your work and they are under paying you!, thats how the system works, otherwise they won't be in bussiness. One interview for a fortune company propably going to pay them for years....so they know what job you are doing and they are ok with it. Think about if you were to get a share of each person's salary that you have interviewed you would agree that you are making them far greater income than you are being paid! And if you wanna consider it further, if you got layed off or become unemployed for a while you could end up homeless.....

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Joshua Alston
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Idk honey

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Antonia Cabal
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I was in a similar situation. I had an agency j ok nowhere there wasn't enough work for me to do even after it was cut to part time. So I wrote out procedures and helped out in reception.

I would still include it on your resume as it reinforces the skill sets you had. And you get more interest it you're looking while you still have a job.

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John Huang
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I don't think it hurts to have this experience in your resume BUT you will likely get lots of questions around why you are trying to leave the company after just starting. Simply answering "I was bored" isn't going to impress hiring managers, and they are going to wonder if the same thing would happen to them if they hired you.

Let's talk about your current company. You've been there less than 2 weeks so is there a reason why you wouldn't give things more time to develop if it is a nice business with good coworkers? I feel like it is too soon to pass judgement and you need to see if there are opportunities to contribute outside of your defined role. The best employees are proactive and find ways to help. This behavior leads to more responsibilities and interesting work, and hopefully, a promotion to other parts of the business.

Try to give it 3 months and if things aren't improving then you have a nice story of how your current role wasn't a good fit when interviewing for new jobs.

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Ketlyne Yena Descollines
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I deeply think that you should not put these weeks in your resume. It will not do any good to you. At an interview they will question you about the short period of time. You do not need to go there. Look actively for something else; Because if you stay longer you will definitely need to mention your passage in that company. Continue searching for another job. Till you do not have something good do not leave yet.

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Timothy Phillips
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It seems to be important to be employed in the eyes of prospective employers. The fact that you don’t have a lot to do isn’t really your problem, they obviously want someone there or you wouldn’t be there. This is a temporary job and they will let you go at anytime without the slightest concern about your wellbeing. They know that they can’t expect to have someone come in for a few hours at a time because it’s not worth it. There’s a reason they are doing this even if you don’t understand it. I think you should just be thankful that you are making money and being employed looks better than being unemployed. Many companies waste massive amounts of money paying executives exorbitant wages and compensation that is often difficult to justify yet it continues. As long as you are doing what they want you to do, you shouldn’t worry about it. Good luck.

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Edlena Carmon
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Your skill set has very little to do with your employment history, and more related to what you have been blessed or learned to accomplish from many avenues. They are many resume style that will attract employers. Go to ehow.com and type the word; Resumes. Its daylight so start shining and get with it! Yes you can!@

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David Church
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The answer might be "temporally dependent". The longer you work there, the longer you will have a work history there that you can talk about. The job might not add any real, new assets/skills to your resume but you could try to identify any new skills as they come along; Even using a different synonym for skills you already have can present the picture of progress.

Another possibility is to list the work as temporary (as in transitioning from one job to another), and emphasize the type of position you are seeking.

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