It leads to a discussion about why you’re leaving so quickly, where I’m A Penn State Nittany Lion On Saturdays and Philadelphia Eagle On Sundays shirt you can explain you got hired, but like x% of other new hires, didn’t make it through boot camp. Or, whatever else happened. Putting it a different way, you’ll probably wind up talking about that Facebook experience in screening regardless. You might as well get the benefit of showing the experience on your resume as a sort of pedigree to make you more likely to float to the top of recruiting stacks and get that person-to-person discussion.PS – several people have given me advice. This is an answer I wrote for someone else’s question. I expect they are earlier in their career than me.
In the past, Facebook had a boot camp for all new employees. You I’m A Penn State Nittany Lion On Saturdays and Philadelphia Eagle On Sundays shirt were expected to learn how to code and ship some sort of feature at that time. If you weren’t able to, no hard feelings but it was time for you to move on. Not making the grade for Facebook’s boot camp is very different from being fired for malfeasance or incompetence. It’s an absence of positive data in a fixed time frame. If I was an employer, I wouldn’t be sure what to do with that information. I’m not sure how many recruiters know about Facebook’s boot camp. Or, it’s possible you really were fired for other reasons. The best thing to do is probably to put an entry for Facebook on your resume with just the year (e.g. this year). Don’t say “to present” for the employment info. This does two things: It puts Facebook on your employment experience, which will probably be a screening keyword that gets your resume looked at.