Hi! I am almost 2 months into my first job but I do not enjoy my role although it is related to my degree. Looking to jump into another industry but should I put my current employment in my resume? - Seedly
 

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Asked on 17 Oct 2019

Hi! I am almost 2 months into my first job but I do not enjoy my role although it is related to my degree. Looking to jump into another industry but should I put my current employment in my resume?

I will be honest with my employment history during the interview just afraid it would hinder interview opportunities. At first, I was worried about not finding a job thus I settled for this role. However, I don't see myself working for long in the company so I figured it would be better for me to find something that I'm truly interested in now, instead of spending another 1 to 2 years learning something that would not value add my future employment. Hope to have some career advice, thank you!

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Axib Xny
Axib Xny
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 22 Oct 2019

Can you make adjustments to improve your situation bit by bit first? Why not engage your colleagues, peers or mentors, they may help with reframing?

At the same time...

Reflect on what made you take this job and how you can increase the chance of a better fit for you going forward.

Speak to people in the areas you will like to be in, then look for the openings to make a pitch.

Get clear about what you want before making a change, at where you are now or on where you will head to next. No point job-hopping then repeating the cycle.

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Ho Shu Yuan
Ho Shu Yuan

22 Oct 2019

Thank You!

Figure out why you don’t enjoy your role.

List out all the problems you face.

Is it a “company” problem or is it a “you” problem?

In every job, you will definitely learn something, if you know why you’re there. If you don’t like where you are, no matter how big the opportunity is, you wouldn’t see it.

My advice is, sit down and think. What truly makes you happy at the end of the day and if your current job makes you happy.

I’ve seen so many people earning good money but not happy at the end of the day. Eventually become jaded and then do mid career switch to pursue other things.

Instead of worrying your resume, think for yourself. What do you really want. Then go ahead and pursue it!

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Guo Hao Teo
Guo Hao Teo, Self-Taught Enthusiast at Personal Finance
Level 6. Master
Answered on 19 Oct 2019

Hello there! You should consider why you are not enjoying your role.

Usually based on my younger juniors at work i see that in the probation months it is usually a period where you are trying to figure out learning at the start.

You may be uncomfortable but that is where you are learning the most.

Find mentors and seniors who can help guide you before really quitting to find a new place.

If you have less than 3 months at a certain job role, it is not enough time to fully appreciate the scope of it. Hope this helps. :)

Hope others can help chime in also!

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You Xin Toh
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 19 Nov 2019

Alternatively, have a discussion with your current supervisor to see if there is a fit elsewhere within the company.

It's better to find somewhere where you can thrive and look forward to work everyday.

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Pascal S
Pascal S, MBA Graduate at Singapore Management University
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 27 Oct 2019

Hi,

If you stay less than a year in a company, it will be discounted by most future employers, unless you've achieved tremendous results in a short amount of time

So the choice of including in your resume is just yours to take and spin a positive learning experience during your future interviews.

Pascal

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