So many of us have had the misfortune of taking the wrong job. It is one of the worst feelings in the world. You feel trapped and worried all the time. If you realize it very early, you stress about being labeled a “job hopper” if you realize it too late, you are stressed beyond belief that you wasted so much time. Over the course of my career, I have had a few instances of “buyer’s remorse” in taking a new job. And I’ve seen a few consistencies in my experience as well as those of my friends. QUIZ: Should You Quit Your Job? The hard part is identifying if it is the actual job that is not right for you, or if it is just a tough period of time for you, your manager, or the company. Here are a few ways to recognize the difference between a poor fit (and it might be time to start looking) and just a tough time.
March 25, 2015