Why good folks leave jobs–reason #2: There is a mismatch between job and person.

14 Sep

My colleague Leigh Branham wrote an important book on why good employees leave. The book is based on his study of thousands of “exit surveys” of people who left their employer. Over the week I’ll comment on how each of these factors can impact your career and job search.

A friend just recently interviewed for a job. He got to the second interview and found out that the job had different roles and responsibilities than was listed in the job posting. Although the job did have some appeal, there were parts of the role that really didn’t fit his skills or interests.

After considering their offer, he declined to take the job.

In these challenging times, it may be tempting to take a job, any job.  But Leigh’s research clearly shows that folks will more likely leave work that is a mismatch, so think through your interests, skills, goals and aspirations before you jump to a job you may ultimately regret.

#jobhunting #careers #jobsearch

If a job isn’t a great match, you might want to think about using it as a “bridge” to another opportunity. I write about that at https://markhirschfeld.com/2020/08/02/job-search-tip-50-making-the-most-of-a-bridge-job/

Grab a copy of Leigh’s book at: https://tinyurl.com/y3e64fcq

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