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Is very high stress over the staffing process a good enough reason to leave? I’m not the best cold-networker, i’m much better at keeping a network once i’ve actually worked with people. I am constantly anxious and stressed and thinking about when i’ll next roll off, worrying about being let go off the bench and never finding a new role.

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The alternative in industry is being stuck on the same project for years. I hate cold networking too but it is nice to be able to escape toxic projects without switching firms.

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that’s very fair. i just don’t know if the anxiety will kill me (figuratively) before i get to a stable point in my career where I can choose projects rather than hope to god they choose me.

I used to be like that, one thing that helped was having a standardized "consider me for this role" email drafted and ready for everyone I was reaching out to. 4/5 sentences.. something like "nice to meet you, who you are and what you're good at, what you have an interest in, see attached one-pager CV, let me know if I can set up some time to further discuss" emailed right to the SM or MD leading a project.. been scoring new and different roles like this every so often for 5 years straight.

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I have this too, it’s more just that everyone says that applying to roles that exist isn’t how it works, you need to know people. which seems generally true bc roles ive gotten from applying have been terrible but i take them because usually I’m desperate

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