After how long should I change company after first job out of college ?



Mar 14, 2018 14 Comments

Not getting enough challenging work at Workday. And pay is not much. Been here 7 months and want to leave. How do I explain my reason to switch jobs to interviewers ? Is it a good idea to change companies so soon ?


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Cisco yUYw72
    It takes a lot of effort and time to change an entire company. Change your job instead.
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Credit Karma suFb9fsx
    Stay for at least a year, let your shares vest a bit and better your leetcode skills
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • ARRIS pIRk13
    Aren't you at SAP?
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • Airbnb / Eng

      Airbnb Eng

      Probably interned there
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Apple / Other Deeboh
    Have u asked for more projects or more difficult ones? If your manager isn’t challenging you then you can start looking now but it’ll take at least 2-3 months to find something new. You gotta apply, interview, notice, vacay in between?
    Mar 14, 2018 4
    • Cisco yUYw72
      Vacating does not need much time.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Apple / Other Deeboh
      I took a month off before starting apple. Maybe youre doing it wrong
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Cisco yUYw72
      I can vacate my desk in about 5 mins. Can't imagine taking days to do it.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Yahoo Cakers
      @yUyw72, Apple is saying vacation not vacating 😂
      Mar 15, 2018
  • Workday / Product sJpg86
    If you’re not feeling challenged, your first step is to take ownership of that, and do something about it. Talk with your manager, tell them. Look internal if that doesn’t work out. I’m sure many would like to think leaving after 7 months is fine if you’re unhappy. And they’re right. However, think of it this way: you can’t erase that decision. It will be the single most glaring detail on your resume. As a young professional you would be instantly reducing the opportunities available to you because you significantly increase the chance your application will be tossed aside.

    The reality is on-boarding is a very expensive process for a company, especially one that does it well. You will make a future prospective employer think twice about hiring you if they are concerned they will not see a return on their investment in you.

    Oh yeah and ditto about the RSUs. Don’t throw that money away. Especially if you are unhappy, nothing changes, and do decide to leave after year 1. It’ll make the year feel worth it.
    Mar 16, 2018 0
  • New / Eng HTav22
    It's totally fine to change company after a year if you're a new grad. I stayed a year at my 1st job out of school. I was bored out of my mind after 6 months already so the last 6 months on the job I started to work on a personal project to learn new skills. It definitely helped a lot and I landed a new gig right before the 1-year mark. You can be honest and tell them you're looking for other, more challenging opportunities.
    Mar 15, 2018 0
  • Uber R144
    For your first job I think it’s completely ok to switch when you have a better idea what you’re looking for. If anything it shows you value your career and want a challenge, which are good signals.
    Mar 15, 2018 0
  • Lyft pooof
    No RSU or bonus or something? If you're in 7 already, take a couple months to prep and slack a bit and then interview
    Mar 14, 2018 0


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