Posted on Leave a comment

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

Posted on Leave a comment

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 4

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 750; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 733; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 666; 4. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 635; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 627; 6. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 560; 7. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 536; 8. John P. Gober, Poolville, Texas, 517; 9. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 506; 10. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 505; 11. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 489; 12. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 482; 13. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 469; 14. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 455; 15. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 447; 16. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 436; 17. Michael Martin, Gilbert, Ariz., 417; 18. Darryl Campbell, Everman, Texas, 409; 19. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 405; 20. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 401.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 118; 2. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 117; 3. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 114; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 102; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 100; 6. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 93; 7. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa, and Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, each 76; 10. Darren Ackerman, Elk Run Heights, Iowa, 75; 11. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 74; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 73; 13. Travis Smock, West Des Moines, Iowa, 71; 14. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 69; 15. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 68; 16. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, and Thad Wilson, Moline, Ill., both 65; 18. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 64; 19. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, and Mike Zemo Jr., Davenport, Iowa, each 61.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 375; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 374; 3. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 365; 4. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 356; 5. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 325; 6. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 320; 7. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 294; 8. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 289; 9. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 268; 10. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 263; 11. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, and Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, both 249; 13. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 239; 14. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 237; 15. Junior Jenkins, Greenville, Texas, 236; 16. Justin Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, and Payton Williams, North Richland Hills, Texas, each 229; 19. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 225; 20. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 222.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 743; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 724; 3. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 519; 4. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 516; 5. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 508; 6. Gregory Gutt, Burns Flat, Okla., 503; 7. Juston McCullough, Waco, Texas, 481; 8. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 479; 9. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 476; 10. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 461; 11. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 427; 12. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 403; 13. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 398; 14. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 387; 15. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 372; 16. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 354; 17. Aaron Benedict, Fort Worth, Texas, 334; 18. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., 331; 19. Jay Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 328; 20. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 325.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 521; 2. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 422; 3. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 383; 4. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 371; 5. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 360; 6. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 355; 7. Matt Bice, Austin, Texas, 353; 8. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 348; 9. Francisco J. Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., 338; 10. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 335; 11. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 299; 12. Harvey Quinn, Yuma, Ariz., 298; 13. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 289; 14. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 280; 15. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 271; 16. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 270; 17. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 269; 18. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 267; 19. Gerald Spalding Sr., Stamford, Texas, 266; 20. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 260.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 808; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 667; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 662; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 509; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 505; 6. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 367; 7. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 351; 8. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 347; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 328; 10. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 326; 11. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 296; 12. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, and Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, both 284; 14. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 281; 15. Bradley Poor, Abilene, Texas, 271; 16. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 263; 17. Calen Mohler, Fort Worth, Texas, 254; 18. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 253; 19. David Sanford, Abilene, Texas, 252; 20. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 243.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 538; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 428; 3. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 427; 4. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 403; 5. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 395; 6. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 391; 7. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 385; 8. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., and Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, both 377; 10. Zach McKinnon, Antigo, Wis., 370; 11. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif., 365; 12. Ray Czumaj, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 357; 13. Eric Winemiller, Casa Grande, Ariz., 350; 14. Adolfo Noriega, Yuma, Ariz., 345; 15. Brandon Spanjer, Crete, Neb., 337; 16. Tim Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 334; 17. Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., and Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., both 333; 19. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 331; 20. Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., 328.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 352; 2. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 332; 3. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 323; 4. Nick Lindblad, Beatrice, Neb., 263; 5. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 259; 6. Danny Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 255; 7. James Lochabay, Azle, Texas, 253; 8. Jake Benischek, Durant, Iowa, 251; 9. Jeff Toler, Cleburne, Texas, 234; 10. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 223; 11. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Ill., 219; 12. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 217; 13. Daniel Cunningham, Azle, Texas, 215; 14. Brandon Segura, Weatherford, Texas, 213; 15. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 211; 16. Darin Weisinger Jr., Mendon, Ill., 210; 17. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 201; 18. Daniel Campbell, Muscatine, Iowa, 195; 19. James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 193; 20. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 184.last_img read more