How to write applications when I've only been in my current job for 4 months?
March 7,2022 at 8:29AM UTC
I know I'm still fairly new but it's not the right fit for me. I work at a technology company. I thought that I would get to work closely with the technology, but it's quickly transpired that the bulk of my role is buried in spreadsheets/financials/admin and TONS of meetings. Leadership is also pretty much invisible, and there is no HR support (I don't need HR support right now but to me this is a bit of a red flag). Whilst I know I can do this sort of role, and I do get to work a bit with the technology, it's not the right balance and I'm already increasingly unhappy, which has never happened to me this early on in a job before.
The two options I have thought of are applying for an internal role that has come up which is a bit more suited towards what I want to do, and/or apply for an external role (which is similar to the internal role). The internal role of course would still have the same generic issues as my current, but it might be easier to handle if I'm doing something that I feel more passionate about.
However how would I explain looking for something new so early on so that a potential new employer wouldn't be suspicious that I would jump ship immediately? I was at my last gig for two years, the one before that 18 months, and the one before that 3 years.
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