Asked on 05 Nov 2020
Jiayee, Salaryman at some company
Top Contributor (Dec)
Answered on 10 Nov 2020
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.
Glenford Koh, Principal Career Coach at Workforce Singapore
Answered on 11 Nov 2020
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.
I was 3 months into my second job in Aon when I started applying to other jobs. Didn't stop me from getting job interviews and offers.
It was misrepresented to me. I applied for an investment analyst role but the HR interviewed me for a health and benefits analyst role (basically admin and saikang). I didn't know it was a different job because only generic questions were asked during the interview, I only found out when I sign the contract and I already resigned from my previous job.
Don't waste your time stuck in a job you hate!
You don't have to be overly or unduly worried. I guess you have a probation period - it's a time for both the employer and employee to check each other out for fit and suitability.
Ask yourself this, if you don't enjoy this role but think that 3 months is too short to call it quits.. what then is a good enough time? Another 9 months? That time could have been used to do and learn something you enjoy.
You now have the advantage of being fresh from school and being new into the role. Suggest you speak with the company to see if there are other areas of interest within the company.