Is this New Job a Big Mistake?
Has your dream job turned sour or, worse still, is it likely to become the job from hell? Sometimes what may seem a good job can easily go bad and your expectations of what the role would be like, don’t match the reality. But you are not alone. In fact 25 per cent of workers regret taking a new position within the first year of their tenure.
So what can you do about it and how can you avoid the same problem from happening again? The first thing you need to do is to figure out what has gone wrong.
The day you received your offer of employment letter through the post it is likely that you weighed up all the pro’s and con’s before deciding whether to accept your new position or not. You probably undertook all the pre-acceptance things that job seekers should do: researched the position, talked to people performing the same job role, met with your new employer to gauge whether you could work for them before making your final decision. But if your job proves not to do what it said on the tin, how could you have got it so wrong?
The most common reasons why your new role may not work out are:
- The position and responsibilities differ from what you initially perceived
- You do not get along with your new boss
- You do not get along with your colleagues and dislike your new working environment
- You have found a fly in the ointment – negative colleagues, weak leadership, constantly changing goals, conflicting values
- The job you were hired to do is not the one you ended up with
The question is, 'What should you do now?'