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Does it look that bad if you stay at a job for just a few months?

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
I work for a really big british company, very well known and the name looks great on my CV.

However, it bores the absolute **** off me. I've only worked there since the start of September.

I've got an interview with another company on Monday, the pro's are it's slightly closer to where I live and it sounds like a much more interesting role. It also pays about 2 grand more.

I'm a little concerned about the long term damage leaving where I work now after having been there just 5 months.

Anyone been in a situation where leaving a job early on has caused you any problems?
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
If you KEEP doing it,then it looks bad on your cv-potential employers would see you as restless,maybe not worth spending time and money training etc,but doing it once I dont think is harmful.

People move for more money all the time.
#2
I moved after 3 months. They said the next person who got my job would have to sign a contract.
#3
Yep, as long as you can give a reason why to your interviewers, or on your application, then it's all good. If there's a cloud surrounding it though (like you quit before they catch you robbing paperclips) then they WILL find out, and that won't be good! I think potential employerse will be glad you're looking for a challenge, and not happy to sit back and trudge through every day for the sake of it. Good luck at your interview!
banned 3 Likes #4
Life's too short to be miserable.

Leave immediately.
#5
if anyone questions it say it was a better oppertunity!
#6
All very good advice, thank you :-)

Will do my best on Monday!
banned#7
baconsandwich
All very good advice, thank you :-)Will do my best on Monday!

Good luck!
#8
Is your present job the boring one that you were pondering whether to take or not in this thread?

It's too late now, but I wondered if HR could help you with training/new skills etc if the job is too boring for words.

Hope you get the better job on Monday though. I don't think that you get a black mark for moving on after only a short while, the once.
#9
When I used to get CV's in for jobs, one thing that would get it rejected was to see lots of short term stays at companies. What it says is that you stay long enough to learn enough to be useful and then move on
#10
chesso
Is your present job the boring one that you were pondering whether to take or not in this thread?

It's too late now, but I wondered if HR could help you with training/new skills etc if the job is too boring for words.

Hope you get the better job on Monday though. I don't think that you get a black mark for moving on after only a short while, the once.


Nope that was a totally different job! Since that thread I turned down the job I was offered.. Then two months later took a much better job (which is the job I'm in now!).
#11
mosskeeto
When I used to get CV's in for jobs, one thing that would get it rejected was to see lots of short term stays at companies. What it says is that you stay long enough to learn enough to be useful and then move on


Well I dont get any training, i don't learn anything, i don't even get to practise my skills very often!
#12
baconsandwich
Nope that was a totally different job! Since that thread I turned down the job I was offered.. Then two months later took a much better job (which is the job I'm in now!).
baconsandwich
Well I dont get any training, i don't learn anything, i don't even get to practise my skills very often!
What a pity it turned out to be so tedious.

Fingers crossed for you.
banned#13
Can you afford to study or start your own business?

Most job's are tedious after a while unfortunately.
#14
DLM
Can you afford to study or start your own business?

Most job's are tedious after a while unfortunately.


Not really.. I've pretty much had it with studying anyway, went to university for 3 years to do a degree that didn't really get me anywhere. Fees are so high now anyway...

I have toyed with the idea of starting my own business, however I haven't really had a solid idea that I think could genuinely be successful without being an uphill struggle..

I am starting to learn C and objective C in my spare time so may move into app development in the coming years..
#15
bacon how old are you?
#16
doritos
bacon how old are you?


25
#17
baconsandwich
doritos
bacon how old are you?


25


At 25, I wouldn't worry at all about it.
Your young, do what you wish!

Without sounding morbid, everybody's life is a countdown, you cannot be unhappy/bored in something you don't particularly want to do.

;)
#18
Just summarise it by your last role was not challenging enough (which I think is true from what you say). That will immediately turn that negative into a positive in the employers eyes. There is nothing wrong with showing you have reflective skills that you used and realised you had made a mistake (unless it was every few months!!). Good luck, am sure you will do well. 8)

And what is C and C oO

And my job is not even the slightest bit tedious.......
challenging and mentally exhausting but OMG never tedious....34yrs in. I am very fortunate (not financially, if you get me) :)

Edited By: iglimpse on Jan 15, 2011 19:17
#19
iglimpse

And what is C and C oO


C is a programming language!

Thanks for your comments.
#20
in a similar position myself i started a job in september absolutely hate it but at the moment i don't have any other options but to stick it as soon as i get something better or get accepted for my phd i'll be out the door

if the other job is better for you take it

good luck with your decision

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