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Old 10th December 2014, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

Is it considered to be acceptable if a person quits his or her first job after around 1 to 2 months and changes to another job that's totally different industry? Will it reflect badly to their future employers?

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Originally Posted by aventador28 View Post
Is it considered to be acceptable if a person quits his or her first job after around 1 to 2 months and changes to another job that's totally different industry? Will it reflect badly to their future employers?
If you can justify it, why not.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

Originally Posted by aventador28 View Post
Is it considered to be acceptable if a person quits his or her first job after around 1 to 2 months and changes to another job that's totally different industry? Will it reflect badly to their future employers?
I imagine it would be. First, it shows that you don't really know what you want and what you are getting into. Second, I think 1-2 months is too short to be able to judge ur compatibility with a job. It would show that you are pretty hasty in making decisions (you probably barely learnt the ropes after 1-2 months).

Of course, as matsuri pointed out, if you have a convincing and compelling reason why you left then it is acceptable. But a 'this job is not for me' will not cut it. Why not give urself more time?

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

I wanted to quit my 1st job within a month, reason being it is not something I expected and given the job nature, I am literally wasting my time and not learning much.

But I still carried on for a few more months before tendering my resignation.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

if it's just once, it shld be fine. but just know that if you do it again for the next job, then it will be quite a different message you are sending. So look at it as your 'chance' cards. The more you use up now, the worse it gets for you in future.

My advice for you is to stay with it a little longer and try to speak to your boss and see if something can be done to improve things in the workplace. If really cannot tahan, then leave. But it means that it will be harder for you to leave your next job if it happens to suck even worse.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

when i did my first job, I also wanted to quit within the first month.
It was a project-centered job, I still stayed at the place until the project was done(about 5 months). According to my friends, who has been in HR position and worked for head hunting company for many years, she suggested young people either quit your job within your training period(in TW, it is usually 3 months), either you stay for at least longer than 1 year even though you do not really like the job. She said any working experience within month to year make HR hesitate and doubt the candidate.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

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Is it considered to be acceptable if a person quits his or her first job after around 1 to 2 months and changes to another job that's totally different industry? Will it reflect badly to their future employers?
What's the reason for you wanting to change job?

If your first job is 1/2 months, don't even have to include it in your resume.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

Think things through. If you cannot handle it then, you might as well go. But if a prospective employer sees the short amount of time you spent in a previous company,then it will be questioned during an interview.Just try to explain though.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

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What's the reason for you wanting to change job?

If your first job is 1/2 months, don't even have to include it in your resume.
is there such a rule? basically, you can leave out anything you don't want to mention isn't it?

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

too short will definitely reflect badly on you unless you have extraordinary circumstances.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

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if it's just once, it shld be fine. but just know that if you do it again for the next job, then it will be quite a different message you are sending. So look at it as your 'chance' cards. The more you use up now, the worse it gets for you in future.

My advice for you is to stay with it a little longer and try to speak to your boss and see if something can be done to improve things in the workplace. If really cannot tahan, then leave. But it means that it will be harder for you to leave your next job if it happens to suck even worse.
I see...currently i'm still holding on to it to see if my perspective of my job will change along the way. So far it's been almost 2 months into it.

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when i did my first job, I also wanted to quit within the first month.
It was a project-centered job, I still stayed at the place until the project was done(about 5 months). According to my friends, who has been in HR position and worked for head hunting company for many years, she suggested young people either quit your job within your training period(in TW, it is usually 3 months), either you stay for at least longer than 1 year even though you do not really like the job. She said any working experience within month to year make HR hesitate and doubt the candidate.
My current job in fact is project-based. And what i plan was to stay till the project has at least completed its middle stage before leaving if i really intend to. 'cause what's making me stay is its benefits.

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What's the reason for you wanting to change job?

If your first job is 1/2 months, don't even have to include it in your resume.
Not really learning much. And then during the midst of working in my job, I thought to myself that I've decided not to work in this industry in the long run and to make a jump to another industry. Apparently i heard from one of my friends saying that you could leave out jobs that you did only 1 to 2 months. (But obviously it can't be all the times but maybe only 1 to 2 times at most.)

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

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I see...currently i'm still holding on to it to see if my perspective of my job will change along the way. So far it's been almost 2 months into it.



My current job in fact is project-based. And what i plan was to stay till the project has at least completed its middle stage before leaving if i really intend to. 'cause what's making me stay is its benefits.



Not really learning much. And then during the midst of working in my job, I thought to myself that I've decided not to work in this industry in the long run and to make a jump to another industry. Apparently i heard from one of my friends saying that you could leave out jobs that you did only 1 to 2 months. (But obviously it can't be all the times but maybe only 1 to 2 times at most.)
Just curious - what job is it? what line are you currently in and what industry are you planning to change to? If you're still young, take the time to think over what you really wanna do in future. Only then you'll have no regrets.

If it's a project based job, leaving halfway might not be too good..

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Originally Posted by WhiteSpade View Post
Just curious - what job is it? what line are you currently in and what industry are you planning to change to? If you're still young, take the time to think over what you really wanna do in future. Only then you'll have no regrets.

If it's a project based job, leaving halfway might not be too good..
I'm currently working in the engineering industry. And planning jump over to business field like marketing, etc. My folks are telling me not to change since their pay is good and

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Originally Posted by WhiteSpade View Post
Just curious - what job is it? what line are you currently in and what industry are you planning to change to? If you're still young, take the time to think over what you really wanna do in future. Only then you'll have no regrets.

If it's a project based job, leaving halfway might not be too good..
I'm currently working in the engineering industry. And planning jump over to business field like marketing, etc. My folks are like telling me not to change since their pay and benefits is good.

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Originally Posted by aventador28 View Post
I'm currently working in the engineering industry. And planning jump over to business field like marketing, etc. My folks are like telling me not to change since their pay and benefits is good.
Two different fields.... I guess you have to consider different factors like

passion vs salary. Which of these two are more important to you?

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

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is there such a rule? basically, you can leave out anything you don't want to mention isn't it?
Its a gray area. It is of course a no no if you pad your resume. Like you claim you have a PhD in Mathematics from Harvard when you only have O Levels from Si Ling Secondary School. But leaving out short term employment status...ummm I don't know. I never tried it, but I imagine its better than lying. Yeah.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

1 or 2 months is too short if you want to use the job in your resume. I would recommend sticking around for a year. But if you wanna jump from engineering to business, some retraining needs to be done as well...

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Its a gray area. It is of course a no no if you pad your resume. Like you claim you have a PhD in Mathematics from Harvard when you only have O Levels from Si Ling Secondary School. But leaving out short term employment status...ummm I don't know. I never tried it, but I imagine its better than lying. Yeah.
there shouldn't be any issue with leaving it out. but if they ask about the time frame which is the period you were in that job you better tell the truth.

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Re: First job and alrdy wanted to change job?

So what's your decision? Have you made one yet?

Are you willing to stay for another 9-10 months in the current job?

This article might provide you some insight on your situation: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/wo...ght-career.htm

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Originally Posted by WhiteSpade View Post
So what's your decision? Have you made one yet?

Are you willing to stay for another 9-10 months in the current job?

This article might provide you some insight on your situation: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/wo...ght-career.htm
I don't think i can last till 9 to 10 months in my current job. Read through your article and was pretty helpful in fact. I think i will have to keep a lookout now for other jobs already then while i'm still in my current job.

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