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Can You Leave a Job After Just a Few Months?

By | Pat Mastandrea |

Hi Career Therapy,

I have a question I’d like to pose anonymously. In March, I started a new job. As I’ve been here a couple of months, I’m realizing it might not be the right fit for me. The culture is actually quite stiff, there’s very little collaboration, and the work is more tedious than I expected.

Recently, a friend encouraged me to check out a new position at another organization. The new job seems like it would align much more closely with my skill set as well as improve the skills I hope to develop long-term.

It also pays better and presents a stronger opportunity for advancement. I’ve already started interviewing, and it looks like it’s going to materialize into an offer. I know the grass is always greener, and I don’t want to change jobs just to be disappointed in a few months.

That being said, I do feel like the new job prospect could be a terrific opportunity in my career. Is it terrible form to leave a position after just a few months?

Any advice you can provide is appreciated!

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