Would love to hear some success stories on returning to a previous place of employment?
March 17,2022 at 1:17PM UTC (Edited)
Long story short - I had worked in what I considered my dream job for 4 years and left last year (for another position within my company) for a variety of reasons, mostly being the direction my job was heading was not what I saw for my career trajectory and a toxic workplace. I did not leave on bad terms and actually are still friendly with many of the people there. Since I left, many of those who were creating a toxic culture have been fired or have left. The department is in the middle of what I would consider a rebuilding stage now.
Cut to now - a different position has come open in that same department, one that is more aligned with what I want to do. I feel as though this is a good step for me, but I'm having doubts on what the perception will be if I choose to return. The current department I'm in is considered the golden standard of the company, but I have never really felt useful or needed here, plus there is zero room for advancement as my supervisor is younger than me and has no interest in leaving.
I am open to any thoughts/advice on what I should consider before leaving, pros/cons, future ramifications. I know that's a lot to ask, but I need some outside perspective on whether this transition is a smart career move.
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She said she was excited about my candidacy and passed me on to the next series of rounds. I made it to the final round. All of the interviews went well. I sent thank you notes. The hiring manager said I should hear from someone within the week. A week went by and I didn't hear anything. I saw the position reposted on Linkedin. I reached out to inquire about the status of my candidacy and so far have not received a response. It seems to me if they reposted the position then they have passed on me. I just assumed they would send the standard rejection email. I appreciate your thoughts.
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So, I work for three very controlling and erratic bosses.
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I have a wonderful coworker (Supervisor) that I have worked with for 2 years.
She is a hard worker, never calls in and always goes above and beyond to get the job done. She has amazing performance reviews and has never had an issue with management or other employees.
Our company requires a background check before an employee can start. Apparently our old General Manager did not process her background check and just allowed her to start. She had a run in with the law in 2011 and was convicted in 2018. Once she was allowed to work she assumed the company didn't care about the conviction. There was not a question asking "have you ever been convicted of a felony", so she did not falsify any information. She turned her paperwork in like she was supposed to.
Fast-forward to the current day.... the company realized that her background was never processed and she is now awaiting the results. Her fear is that the background check could cause her to lose her job.
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I would like to rebuild my work confidence and resume my professional experience, but struggle with imposter syndrome and doubts about my abilities and expertise.
I am in my mid-late 20s and I get constant anxiety attacks and panic regarding my career, I recently lived and worked abroad (The UK), but returned back home due to mental health reasons (mainly work related). I have never experienced this and I would like to get back on track and resume my career building as I have always been a great employee and professional and I enjoy working. I would like to return to the UK (I am an EU national and have rights to reside and work there as I have permanent settled status), but I experience constant doubts regarding my skills, expertise and I was wondering if anyone had any advice, or has been in a similar situation, where they doubt their abilities and have a hard time finding how to retrieve their work confidence and believe in their value as a professional again.
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