Do I stay or go?

posted 4 months ago in Career
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go! 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Yup go. If you’re progressing onwards and upwards then I don’t see how a change after 8 months would be a problem on a cv. Especially as it would be obvious it’s a promotion. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I’d say apply for the position and then go from there. Don’t put the cart before the horse yet 🙂 If you don’t apply, you’ll probably kick yourself for it later!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Depends on your ultimate goals/responsibilties.Not working past 5pm is huge if you have kids, laid back corporate culture can make or break your days. I would write out a pro/con list. However you seem so passionate about it, I’m leaning toward “go”.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

raliel :  oh I see. So it’s kinda head vs heart thing? Career progression soon vs area you’re passionate in?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My CV is littered with short-term jobs (current role 2 years, previous role 8 months, previous one 4 months), and I’ve just turned down two different job offers. It’s really about how you pitch it in an interview. I’d certainly say that leaving a role after 8 months to move into your dream field would be seen as a positive (especially if subsequent roles are in the same field). And if you’re not facing a pay cut to get into the right field, it won’t impact on future earning opportunities.

I’d be biting their hand off for it, personally! 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I empathize with you. I just turned down a lateral move for the very reasons you’re concerned about. I’ve been at my current role for a little less than a year and a half, and I’d really like to stick it out to the two year mark for resume purposes. Like you, I also have a very good work life balance right now, which I decided was worth putting up with culture issues for another half a year for.

The differences between you and I are that you’re stoked about the industry of the new job and you have your manager’s blessing. The latter is incredibly rare in this situation. You could even phrase it as “encouraged by leadership to leave and pursue this role” if you’re asked about the short duration of your stay in the future. As long as the next role sticks for a few years, I think you’ll be fine.

It seems like you’ll be in a good spot whatever decision you make. Best of luck! 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

raliel :  I’m an analyst, so technically I look at numbers no matter what the scenario. There’s quite a bit of value in understanding the area of business in terms of being able to give recommendations/explain what the numbers mean etc. Each job I’ve had recently has been in different fields (banking, adult education, data storage, and now social housing). Jobs I’ve been offered recently have been in baby product manufacturing, and mobile gaming, so nothing to do with my CV or personal interests. I try and have positive (true!) reasons why I left places, and when I’m asked why I’m looking to leave my current job, my typical answer is “I’m not, I’d be perfectly happy staying with my current employer – but I was emailed this job description and it sounded like where I want my career to go next”

If it’s a role you could see yourself being in for 2 years+, I don’t think there will be any harm in terms of the CV. As this company is owned by your current company, could it be classed as continuous service with the current company? 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

raliel :  I’m pretty risk adverse. Unless the pay increase at the new job is significant, I would stay in your current role as it is with a Fortune 500 company (which looks great on a resume) and you’re happy with the job. But I also lack passion for any particular industry.

Post # 15
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Newbee

I would stay. Your current work environment sounds awesome!

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