Why quitting a job after day one is a REALLY bad move for your career

Showing people you are a quitter after one day is not a good career move.

1. Quitting after day one means you probably didn’t think too much about the role, or you didn’t do much/if any research.
Signing an offer letter is a commitment from you to your new employer, so take it serious and do your thinking/researching BEFORE you accept.

2. You may unknowingly set a pattern for yourself, where you will accept any job offer that comes by and perhaps miss out on the perfect opportunity that IS out there for you. Don’t sell yourself and your employer short and take the first thing that comes by.

3. You never want to burn a bridge. If ever asked about a referral you can imagine how that conversation would go…so make sure you really think about any offers you do accept, ask questions along the way to ensure you know what you are signing up for.

4. You may be able to work through any issues you are concerned about and come out even better on the other side and giving yourself a chance to work through issues rather than run away after one day.

5. The employer has by then let the other applicants go and now will have to start the whole recruitment process from scratch as no one wants to be hired as “last choice”. It’s better NOT to accept the offer and let the employer proceed with another candidate who is actually interested in the opportunity.


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Posted on September 11, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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