Answered by Amber, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Hello! I think the answer depends on where you are in your career. Recruiters and Hiring Managers like to see a progression of roles/responsibilities. If you are early in your career, a Junior Specialist would not raise any flags at all. It is a stepping stone necessary to learn and expand your skills. However, if you have already been in a “Senior Specialist” role and then moved back to Junior Specialist, this may cause some concern. If this is the case, I would address it in your cover letter and let the hiring teams know the reason for an unusual career path. Perhaps, you have decided to take a new direction with your career and learn different skills which I believe is understandable. Good luck!