facebookHi I am a recent graduate who is currently working full time 3 months into the job, I feel that this job is not what I want to do and wna leave, but if I were to switch, will it reflect badly on me? - Seedly

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Anonymous

11 Nov 2020

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Hi I am a recent graduate who is currently working full time 3 months into the job, I feel that this job is not what I want to do and wna leave, but if I were to switch, will it reflect badly on me?

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Glenford Koh

Glenford Koh

11 Nov 2020

Principal Career Coach at Workforce Singapore

It’s important for you to determine the reason as to why you want to leave your current role because the next employer will definitely ask and if without a good reason, employers would have a negative impression of you. I’m unsure how bad the current situation is at your job but you can consider 2 options, namely, (i) give yourself more time to assimilate into the job role and (ii) continue to stay on while looking out for fresh opportunities elsewhere concurrently. It would help you in terms of your bargaining power when the next job offer comes along. Under the current unprecedented economic climate, leaving a job without securing another may cause distress to some people because we won’t know how soon one will be able to secure the next role. It is therefore important to make an informed decision.

Jiayee

Jiayee

10 Nov 2020

Salaryman at some company

I am not sure what an employer will think if he/she sees your short 3-month career. Every employer is different. Some may judge, others don't. Perhaps those who don't judge are also better employers...? Be frank and pursue what you love!

If you still need some kind of safeguard, try to articulate your contributions in the past 3 months well. At least you contributed. Contribution can start as early as day 1!

Also, I'm not sure if it makes sense to omit your short career to your potential employers...

All the best.

I was 3 months into my second job in Aon when I started applying to other jobs. Didn't stop me from ...

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