Q. About 3 years ago, my boss move to a new company, then reached out to me. She asked me to join her team at the new company. I made the move and enjoyed it. But now I’m ready to take on new challenges somewhere else. Should I mention the fact that I was recruited by my old boss? Will companies worry that I might just be recruited again and leave them?
A. Many achievements can add zing to your resume and make you stand out from your competition. One of them is being recruited by a former boss, showing that you were highly valued as an employee and team member. You should definitely mention recruitment by a former boss on your resume—it takes just a few words and makes a big difference.
Like being recruited by a former boss, many employees find themselves being sought out and rehired by a former company after an absence. They are usually offered a more responsible or different position with higher pay. Boomerang employees—those who leave a company and come back at a later date—account for 4.5% of all new hires according to the Wall Street Journal, a number that has been rising as companies realize they are gaining experienced employees in a tight market.
Both types of recruitment, by an old boss or by a former company, show that your contribution was and is important. Recruiters and hiring managers look for that type of value and appreciation when they are considering candidates who might otherwise have equivalent skills, experiences, and education.
If you have a work history that includes returning to work with a previous boss or company, but do not know to explain that in your resume, Robin’s Resumes® is ready to help. Contact us today.