Q. I was given a job without qualifying experience. Some coworkers are bitter and I realize I have no genuine interest in the field. I don’t fit in and dread coming to work each day. What’s the best way to move on without damaging future career prospects or burning bridges?
The thing I’m picking up on is the relationship with the coworkers. I can tell from this whether the real issue is with your colleagues And you feel isolated and alone or whether you really are disinterested in your field.
I’m going to give you an answer in two parts.
The first part is if the issue is with the coworkers. What are they doing? Is it really that tragic?Are they isolating you because you’re young and they are not? Speak to your manager if that’s the case and see what they can do to reach out to these people and fix it. Often a shows up in quirky ways. Older individuals tend to look at younger ones, See that you had no qualifying experience and resent you. If this is the case, have your manager step in and fix things. After all, they put you in this situation.
If the real issue is that you are not interested,that’s a different story. You start looking for a job.
Do you really think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
The skills needed to find a job are different and complement the skills needed to do a job.
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