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I started a job earlier this year and it didn’t turn out to be what I thought it was. How do I position myself to make light of this situation as I’m applying elsewhere?

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Start thinking about how you’re gonna pitch your experience...

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Well what’s your experience and what do you want?

You can use the current economic and social climate as a means to creat a position. You could say something like you are applying for a new job because you want to work somewhere that makes investments during a downtown (there is a figure out there showing that companies who invest in a recession come out on top) and that the instability in the market has made you proactive in looking for new opportunities

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OP I‘d use a combo of the above and what AC1 is saying. It truly depends on how long you’ve been in the role and the length of time you were in your last role. Most recruiters and businesses take time in role into consideration during the hiring process. They want to minimize churn and retain you and unfortunately spending only a few months at a company regardless of role and jumping ship doesn’t help your case. Overall, be honest about the poor fit and don’t be afraid to use the current situation to your advantage.

Well you can always bail out and just blame it on covid as the reason you had to leave or say you were furloughed

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