The above must be the most over-used Recruiting / Agency line in the world. Year in & year out it gets trotted out – but no new colour palette or font will make it sound anything else but trite. It means absolutely zero.
So you went back to work? And on day ONE you’ve already decided you cant hack it any more….so should you, as the above statement says, just go & jack it in!
In this market & indeed in all others I’ve worked in. I say not. My school of thought (based solely on experience) is to say STOP. THINK. Don’t do it!
This short blog is to give my alternate view. Don’t let the grey, windy January bully you into thinking it won’t get better. It does & so does your mindset. In my experience (20 years now) the candidates that ring really early in January are the ones that have made a mental ‘knee – jerk’ reaction to the dark morning, the poor pay rise & the Christmas / New Year detox. Basically they ‘lash out’ at their present employers.
Settle back into it. Try & not see everything through chilly, frosted up spectacles & realize that this next decision that you might lightly take, in a ‘recession’, could be such a bad move if it’s not made with the right intentions.
My advice is this: Stick it out. Grin & bear it. Look ahead & make goals. Give yourself dates & targets & once they’re there, sit & recap all that’s happened. Don’t be tempted to ‘chuck sickies’. Don’t moan & whine to all & sundry & don’t jump on the ‘January Blues’ bandwagon.
And THEN – when you bounce out of bed one morning & realise you still can’t give your current job your all…its New Job time for real!