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Just finished MBA; my start got delayed to November. I got another job in the meantime. Analyst role, I was crazy overqualified for it, but they’d take me knowing I was leaving in 4 months. Better to include this on my resume going forward, or to have a 4 month gap?

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LOL this is why everything is so competitive right now. MBA grads taking analyst roles 😂

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4 month gap (just put post-MBA hire, start delayed due to COVID or something next to start date if it really bothers you)

4 months is probably a small enough gap post-education and you have an explanation (start delay due to COVID)

Gap. November start date isn’t even worth explaining. We regularly have October and January post-MBA starts.

Gap it is. Do I list it on applications and background checks? Sometimes that have verbiage talking about “all jobs you have held.”

If the application or background check asks for all employment, then yes. No obligation at all to put it on your resume. Your resume is your best/most relevant background for that particular job. By definition, that won’t include every experience you have had. 

Do you need the money? If not, gap. Will you be bored? If not, gap.

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