New Job after being hired

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    Aug 16, 2014 11:18 PM GMT
    Looking for some perspective.

    I was brought on-board with my current company in April. Things with the job aren't bad. I work in a call center type of environment and handle bankers issues with our software. Things with my current employer are okay, as there was a recent incident with a female co-work making comments that my supervisor pursued matters with against my wishes.

    I was contacted by a recruiter for a larger well know IT research firm for a short "talk". I am now set-up for an official phone interview this coming week. If I'm picked up I'll relocate to South Florida which has always been a dream location as my family is originally from the Caribbean. The cos I've already considered moving expenses and other details.

    My question is being what is the possible impact this could have on my future if I leave for the larger company?
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    Aug 17, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    Is the new job better? Better pay? Better benefits? Call center jobs are pretty dead end. Been there done that. If this new job is something where you can grow/improve your job skills, then go for it.

    The shortest I've stayed at company was 6 months. I gave plenty of notice and left on good terms. It was crap job, so it's not like I like use them as a reference anyways.

    In the end, you gotta do what's best for you.
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    Aug 17, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    When doing a résumé, it isn't required to put every single past job you had.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Aug 17, 2014 5:14 AM GMT
    Do not allow the idea of relocating to South Florida cloud your judgement.

    Work is work. If the new employer offers benefits worth your while, go for it. If he doesn't...

    You can always start looking for the jobs in South Florida, and possibly land something that you like even better.

    Do not allow anyone to sell you intangible benefits as the tangible ones.

    SC
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 17, 2014 5:47 AM GMT
    depends what the job entails ... sometimes the grass is not always greener. I should not matter on future jobs unless you are jumping from job to job. Employers don't want to hire people that do a lot of job hopping. As for future resume you just let them know that they made a better offer.
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    Aug 17, 2014 1:07 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, this provided some great perspective for me!
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    Aug 17, 2014 4:34 PM GMT
    Any employer will ask for reasons for job change. For a clear reason, the duration of stay doesn't matter. Many a time the reason is very obvious that nobody might even ask the reason.

    Only point I would make is.. Any career change should be adding value to your profile in long term. Do not change for short term goals like a little pay hike. If its a good profile being offered with higher responsibility or better exposure or better change to grow etc. then go for t icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 17, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    Rather than thinking about career possibilities, money, and prestige, think about quality of life. Will your life feel more complete?

    You already mentioned the location as being on your ultimate bucket list, partially due to being closer to family. That sounds like a pretty wholesome life...enjoyable location, near family, variety of social activities to engage in...personally I'd go for it.
  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 17, 2014 5:16 PM GMT
    I've managed large groups of people in a corporation so I've hired a lot of people. If your resume does not scream "job hopper," and you can easily explain that a quick change was because of valid reasons, which yours are, I wouldn't worry about it. Now if the new company pays a lot of moving expenses and/or head hunter expenses and you leave quickly, that is entirely different. So make sure the new job is one you will be willing to keep for a while. But the other side of the coin is that employers are not paying as good a wage as they used to, and benefits are not as good, nor is loyalty to long term employees, so they are not earning loyalty in return. Try not to hop but evaluate each opportunity as it comes and move as needed to advance your career.
  • madsexy

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    Aug 17, 2014 6:57 PM GMT
    Don't jobhop too much if you can avoid it and watch out for relo commitments you may have to make. But your priority is toward you - do what's right for your life and your career. In this particular case if you're going to make the move do it quick before your current job invests any more in you or you in it.
  • FRE0

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    Aug 17, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
    Once I hung onto a ghastly and horrible job for a full year out of fear that it wouldn't look good on my employment record if I left too soon. Obviously excessive job hopping doesn't look good on one's record, but if there is a good reason for changing jobs that makes sense to a new employer, it should be OK. Just don't bad-mouth any former employers; that never goes over well.
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    Aug 18, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
    The consensus of this board solidifies my decision. Wish me luck on my interview guys!
  • 1AlanZSky

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    Aug 18, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    Good luck
  • Apparition

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    Aug 19, 2014 1:01 AM GMT
    just tell them you moved for a relationship
  • Tropicalcium

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    Aug 26, 2014 10:05 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidRather than thinking about career possibilities, money, and prestige, think about quality of life. Will your life feel more complete?

    You already mentioned the location as being on your ultimate bucket list, partially due to being closer to family. That sounds like a pretty wholesome life...enjoyable location, near family, variety of social activities to engage in...personally I'd go for it.


    I agree here
  • 1AlanZSky

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    Dec 18, 2014 9:01 PM GMT
    So what news?