Have you ever toiled to land a dream job, then dreamed of leaving after your first week? Many of us have regretted accepting a new job, but if your second thoughts persist for more than six months, it may not pay to stay.
Sticking it out with a job you hate could cause your performance to suffer, damaging your reputation and future job prospects, says John Challenger of employment consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The most common reasons
Challenger cites for regrets over a new position are the job differs from what the jobseeker expected, or the new employee doesn’t get along with co-workers or perform well.
To avoid winding up in the wrong job, Challenger offered the following tips:
Before starting your job search, identify “must have” and “like to have” characteristics of the position you hope to land. Don’t compromise on “must haves.”
Avoid rushing to accept. Most firms will give candidates time to consider an offer.
Talk to friends and family about all aspects of the position. They know you better than the hiring manager who interviewed you.