I’m looking for opinions from people who work as department managers, preferably in government agencies, and who have interviewed and hired people as a part of their job.
I’m an urban planner working at my second job. I was at my first job for two years and three months, and have been at my current job for around six months. Both jobs have been for municipal planning departments, and that’s likely the kind of jobs I’ll do most of my career. Now I’m considering taking a new job somewhere near where my fiancé lives and works, with the plan of getting married not too long after that (we don’t want to get married while we live a long distance apart). Among my hesitations is that when I apply for jobs in the future, the fact that I only stayed at my second job six months will hurt my resume, and hurt my chances at getting an interview.
Is that something that employers/managers look at when deciding whom to interview and hire? If someone’s qualified for the job, does the fact that they left a previous job after only six month make you less likely to be interested in them? Obviously if I were to get an interview, I could explain that I left the job to get married, but that doesn’t seem like something that’s appropriate to put on a resume. From a future employment point of view, could this potentially be a bad idea?
Thanks for your help