Sometimes it is so awful in our job that we can’t stay a day longer. Whilst my advice is to stay in a job till you get a new one, sometimes the working environment can be so awful that there is no choice but to leave.

 Preparation

Remember the good times, once you have resigned in these circumstances it is easy to think of all the negative aspects of the job.  Once you have dealt with those thoughts and feelings, put them to one side and think of the more positive examples you have.
On your CV make it clear what you achieved in the job. At this point you don’t have to say you resigned, so many people are being made redundant, you can leave that assumption there till the interview.
Think about what you have learned from this, is there anything that should have sent danger signs before you accepted the job. Could you have adapted or flexed to better suit the environment?
Were you hoping to get all your life satisfaction from the job and letting work take over rather than maintaining a balance with other interests.

 At Interview

How will you answer the question – why did you leave your job? You could talk about how the job left you no time to look for a job, so you took the decision to leave and concentrate on your job search.
Never make a negative comment about your manager or the company. If you criticise anything about them your interviewer is likely to wonder what you have done to make them be/say/what you are sharing.
Watch your non verbal behaviours too! Make sure your voice tone, and facial expressions don’t change as you discuss times at work.
Can I be of help? I offer career coaching for people in a wide range of situations.
Have you walked out of your job? How did you deal with this?

Published On: February 26th, 2012 / Categories: Career Management, Job Search / Tags: , , , , /

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