How can I leave now and not later?
October 21, 2012 10:21 AM Subscribe
I have a very promising general management internship opportunity lined up in the summer. I am currently employed in a secure full-time position however I would like to leave my current job and take a short-term contract position in order to boost my salary and leave a toxic environment ? Would this make sense? If so, how do I go about it?
I am currently a full-time employee as a business analyst/project manager in a big financial services firm. I recently came about an opportunity to start a general management/leadership program in a company I am very interested in working in, but it doesn't start till June. The internship will pay double my current salary and will allow me to do a career change from IT to a front office role. My current job is in an extremely toxic environment with very low office morale. Instead of waiting 8 more months to get out of here I was wondering if it makes sense to find a short-term contract position until May of next year. I live in NYC and wonder about the following:
1) What is the best way to find a contract opportunity?
2) What should be my "excuse" for leaving a full-time secure job and taking a contract job in this environment? (the one recruiter that I talked to found it odd).
The way I see it, a short-term contract opportunity will give me the opportunity to learn new skills, earn more money on the short term and leave a horrible office environment...however I would like to strategize a bit in order to maximize my chances of making this happen! Looking forward to hearing some of your thoughts.