The engineering job of your dreams landed in your lap, but you’re several months in, and it’s not what you expected. You’re not alone–6 out of 10 people report that their current job doesn’t match the job description that compelled them in the first place.
These 6 out of 10–and probably you–are stuck in what I call the expectations vs. reality GAP. While you’re in it, the gap can feel more like a deep, dark hole that you’re stumbling around in trying to find the nearest exit. One question that you’re probably asking yourself constantly is: how long should I stay in a job if it’s not what I thought it would be?
Before you find the nearest exit, your engineering resume should be an important factor in shaping your decision. Job-hopping sends the message to potential employers that you are not a serious employee, which may affect your job prospects.
So, if you’re unhappy in your engineering job, where do you draw the line? In my Quick Tips video, I’ll help you answer that question by discussing:
- how long to stay in a job you don’t like
- how to find the perks in the middle of the expectations vs. reality GAP
- how to use outside resources to fill the gap.
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