You started your new role 4 weeks ago, and already you are having thoughts of an exit or may even have drafted your resignation letter. Believe me, it happens, having built a career in recruitment over 25 years this is very real.

Cause:

The work isn’t what I thought it would be!

Remedy:

Ok, stop for a moment go back review your job description, think about the interview process and how the role was described – is it 70% right?? Is it 50% right – whatever the case – speak to your manager, there may a simple reason why. Maybe they are allowing you time to settle in before they throw it all at you. Maybe a project isn’t on time and hasn’t created the demand they first thought for your skills, don’t guess – find out for sure.

Cause:

Recruiters are calling me every day offering me exciting roles with more money

Remedy:

Tempting, we all love to feel valued but I can assure you those calls will continue to happen throughout your career and you could take one of those exciting roles and the next day, week or month another call will come your way. Let’s face it how would you feel if the organisation kept looking for that perfect candidate the day after you started?

Cause:

Training and induction has been non-existent

Remedy:

Ok, take control because your success is important. Speak to your manager but think through some solutions what do you think you could do to get up to speed and where do you need help and from who. You invested in the process and were excited about what you could do, so take control and see if you can make it happen.

What I can tell you is that there is no perfect role or organisation, no company gets it right 100% of the time big or small. An employment relationship is no different to any other – good things take time.

So before you say OMG I made the wrong decision – give it a go to make it right.