A netizen shared how he/she left a stable job in December 2019 and has’t been able to stay in a company for longer than 6 months.
Here is the story:
“After leaving a stable job for 3 years since 2019 December to make a career switch to a completely new field (technical based), I have not been able to stay in 1 company for long, not beyond 6 months between beginning 2020 till now end of 2021.
One of the companies I was employed in dismissed me before 2 months and the other dismissed me shortly after 2 months (I had 3 years of experience in that field).
In between my employments gaps, I have been applying for many jobs (at least 30?) both technical and non-technical, but I seldom get any response or interview invitation, even for non-technical roles in which I have experience.
I feel so demoralized.
I have even resorted to lowering my salary expectations to accept a pay cut from my salary before 2020.
Despite the pay cuts, I still could not pass probation beyond 2 months. My manager was unsatisfied with my performance even though I felt that they should be more forgiving since I was new and the mistakes I made were not really serious.
She even degraded me by saying that I wasn’t putting any effort at all when I had worked hard and even overtime.
I was dismissed on that day without any notice given.
After a few months of continued job searching, I finally got a new job offer which has a blend of both non-technical and technical job scopes and will be starting my first day of work next week. However, I am full of worry and uncertainty about whether I will manage to pass the probation period successfully as I have already been dismissed twice before.
I try to think positively, but my confidence level has dropped so drastically despite my motivation to do well in my next job.
As a result, I have been losing sleep over the last couple of weeks.
How can I get over this, put the past behind me and put my focus on excelling in my next job?”
Editor’s note: Take one day at a time and only focus on getting the tasks for the day done well, then reset the next day. One step at a time and you will get there.