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How long into a new role do you give yourself to like it?

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You’ll know in a day if you’ve made a serious mistake

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This happened to me when I was hired for a sexy account and on my first day told me I would be working on the worst account I’ve ever worked on. It’s been 6 months. I started looking after day one, just taking my time.

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This is a tough one. Six months I feel like you have a good idea. I try to stay for a minimum a year tho.

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Until they lay me off

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I’m 30+ years into this. 11 jobs. Laid off for only the third time, last week. I don’t think there’s a set time for giving a job a chance. You may hate it one week and like it the next. It’s all a cycle. Find stuff you like about, or start looking for the next job. It’ll probably have the same issues. Don’t give a job a chance. Give yourself a chance.

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Alright didn't know we're supposed to bring wisdom to the table. Sorry about your job. Appreciate the knowledge.

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Personally, I’m a love at first conversation type or person, so I loved my role the day I stepped in it. (That hadn’t happened to me as fast before.) Usually that happens when your boss is great, the job is fulfilling, and the hours are decent.

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Honeymoon phase: 1-3 months Reality hits: 3-6 months Still Learning: 6mo-1 year Fully apart of the culture: 1yr-3yrs Core: 3-5yrs Part of the rug: 5+ yrs

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It varies. I started one gig and knew in 10 days that absolutely everything about the job sucked, would not improve and started looking immediately. I made it to the 90 day mark, got a much better gig and quit. God did it feel great!

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On my first day at Vayner I knew by lunchtime that I’d made a huge mistake.

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Based on LinkedIn videos alone - that was a dicey decision

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6 months to a year is a good marker. Take time to understand what you like and dislike about the place, are they things you can change, and what did you like and dislike about your last place to had made you want to leave in the first place and if there’s any themes so you can learn to avoid them for your next role

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Month - honestly. People who say longer are waiting for a change that is likely not coming. The first 3 months are just as much of a trial period for you as them, if you hate it leave and be honest with future employers. I’ve done it and survived just fine.

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It depends what it is you don’t like. If it’s people, specifically people you have to work with directly in order to succeed and be happy, I say 3 months. Probation goes both ways.

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Minus 2 weeks. Why did you take the job if you didn’t like It?

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Yea I’ve taken a job where we all thought it was great, but as soon as I got there it was obvious to us all that we were a bad match. Really bad. We agreed I’d stay a year before leaving.

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It should feel a little better most days by 4 months... by 6 months, you should have a sense as to the role and whether you actually mesh with it

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6 months but you can usually start to know by three months in.

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I’ve started jobs and loved it from the beginning and also started jobs and known there was a lot of work to do. If I can impact what’s wrong or believe in the folks who can, I give it longer. Self awareness within an agency and a willingness to fix issues is huge, because there’s always issues. If change isn’t realistic, start looking.

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6 months

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Seven months

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6 months

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Gotta give it a year

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Three years. I’m answering based on my actual history. I’ve never been at an agency for less than 3.

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That's not the question

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