(Closed) Planning to leave job brand new job…what do I say at interviews?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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45626 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@aquarius_91:  I would just leave that job off my resume for the time being. Two weeks is not a lot of time to leave unaccounted for. If you don’t get hired on in a new job for a considerable period of time, you may have to re-think that decision in order to account for yout time.

 

Post # 5
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624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@aquarius_91:  I left a job after a month of being there, albeit was a temporary job. If you get an interview, I would just tell them that this was an amazing oppurtunity and you couldn’t turn down the interview. I would mention that you’re at your current job, but I wouldn’t go into the details of it. Perhaps you could even say that your current job isn’t in a field you desire? I’ve always found that saying you’re looking for a job you could stay at for a long time and grow and learn helps too. Coming from experience, if your job is this bad one week in, leave before you get trapped! OR is it a big company? Could you move to a different department? Hopefully you find something better, good luck!

Post # 6
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3042 posts
Sugar bee

@aquarius_91:  I quit a job after a week once. Just not a good fit. It has never been on my résumé. 

Post # 7
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206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do not bring it up! It is very honest of you to want to bring it up, but going to an interview where they won’t know you, from the outside looking in it may look different to them. Since you’ve been there for less than two weeks, pretend it doesn’t exist and move on. I was in a similar situation where I worked under the same circumstances for 3 weeks, it’s not on my resume and it does not even exist in my professional CV. So, in my honest opinion and experience, don’t say a word about it. 

Post # 9
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624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@aquarius_91:  oh boy, get out while you can!! And if you leave your position, there will be an opening for someone else to get a job. So someone will be grateful for you leaving your current job! I say if you’re there under a month, don’t even mention it to possible employers! 

Post # 10
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916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@aquarius_91:  When my husband started at his current job, he really hated it a few weeks in and wanted to quit really badly for similar reasons that you have for wanting to leave. He gets paid monthly and his check for his first month bounced back. Needless to say, he was really upset and thought about quitting…and his bosses kept trying to blame each other for the mistake. He also gets yelled at a lot and treated like a kid, he’s been told it’s because he’s the youngest in the company. Everyone else is in their mid 20’s to early 40’s and he started this job straight out of college.

Not getting paid for overtime is pretty ridiculous. I encounter this at my job sometimes too. And I’m sure it’s hard for you to draw the line between sucking it up and being abused at the workplace.

My husband has actually interviewed at a few places while still being at the current job. He said that surprisingly, the other companies seemed worse than the one he’s at now. yikes. But there are some positives about the job, just not enough for him to want to stay for more than a year. Good luck.

Post # 11
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466 posts
Helper bee

Don’t bring up your current job. If, for some scheduling or other reason, you need to mention that you’re currently working, just say that it’s a temporary position and you have flexibility about when you leave.

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