Did you know 31 percent of all new hires quit within the first 6 months on the job? That’s a surprisingly high number that comes down to three things:
- Employees not wanting to do the job they were hired for
- The job didn’t match the description they applied for
- They didn’t like their boss
To give yourself the best chance of succeeding at a new position beyond the six-month point, it’s imperative that you don’t minimize your concerns during the interviewing process. According to an article published at Dice Insights, speaking your truth (and using your voice to actually do so) can prevent an early departure by properly ensuring you’re the right fit in the first place. So speak up and voice your concerns while being interviewed.
If you’ve failed to do so and find yourself already in a position you can tell is a poor fit, leaving may be your best choice, says Marc Fischer, founder and CEO of Dogtown Media:
If it’s really not working out, your lack of commitment will be evident and no one will be getting what they need or want. If that’s the case, there’s no shame in leaving quickly; it’s likely your smartest option.