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How do I move from a bad job?

first_imgHow do I move from a bad job?On 12 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today After only a short period in a new job I realise I have made a bad careermove. I am becoming increasingly aware of poor practices in my organisation.Would potential employers look unfavourably on a such a short-term period ofwork, and how would I explain my reasons for wanting to leave at an interviewwithout being too negative about the organisation and breaking confidences?Another facet to this, in such an organisation how does an HR manager maintainher professional qualification while seemingly turning her back on such poorpractices? Claire Coldwell, consultant, Chiumento This is an unfortunate experience, but use it to really think about yourvalues and what type of company you will be happiest to work for in the future.Before you make a hasty departure, you might try to raise your concernssensitively with your immediate manager and give some suggestions as to how youwould improve things. If this is one of a succession of short-term moves thenit may send out warning signals about your staying power; a single glitch isunlikely to be viewed badly. Having thought through what you’ve learnt from this, be straight withpotential employers that your experience did not match the picture you got atyour interview. Talk about your achievements and skills you have learnt in your position.The experience will provide better understanding of what you should be lookingout for with prospective employers. Next time use interviews to get as muchinformation as possible so you make the right next move. Clive Sussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas This is not a unique problem and many people have probably had oneunexpected and unfortunate job experience during the course of their career. You must consider whether you feel you can influence the poor practiceswhich exist. Clearly your career prospects would be better if you had a solidand consistent progression of jobs with reasonable service. If you do not believe your present company or attitude of senior managementcan change, you appear to have no option other than to look for anotherposition. It would look better on your CV if you stayed for approximately ayear as this would give a potential employer the impression you were committedenough to see whether the situation would change and what efforts you made toinitiate change. If you decide you have to leave now I would advise that you should behave aspositively as possible at interviews. Do not create negative feelings aboutyour current employer as this will be detrimental to you. Warren Green, director, EJ Human Resources If you have a fairly stable career background and this is the only positionyou have been in for a short period, then there is less to worry about than ifyou have a record of brief employment. I don’t think there is anything wrongwith telling prospective employers you felt uncomfortable with some of thethings you were asked to do. You should try and give examples of how you triedto change these practices and attempted to introduce new ideas and methods. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more