I want out.
January 12, 2012 7:30 AM Subscribe
Leaving my new job after less than a year. Or at least, really want to. How will this look to potential recruiters?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
After 6 months of stress to the point where I have become depressed and ill I have had enough with my horrible new job and am plotting out an escape plan over the coming months.
I'm working on a big project and don't want to quit till it's delivered but as soon as that's done then it's all systems go to find a new job.
I am just really worried about how it will look to potential recruiters. I want to look for fundraising roles. I used to be a fundraiser, and love it. I am a fundraiser in this job too, at least according to my job title, but in my 6 months here have hardly raised any funds at all because I've been saddled with so much other work that is not even tangentially related to fundraising that I've barely had the chance to raise any new funds. Zero new income raised plus staying at previous position less than a year? I can't imagine headhunters will be knocking on the door. What is the best way to sell this?
The big project, by the way, is not fundraising-related so i can't even use that to say "look what a great fundraiser I am".
Sorry if this has been asked before. I couldn't figure out the right search terms.
Hope you can help, Hivemind.