Leave company after only three weeks?

New gR63jD
Oct 19 15 Comments

I had to take this offer because of visa issues with my previous employer. I wanted to just get out of there so I took the very first offer I received without thinking much.

Since day 1 at the new job, all I hear and see is attrition at this company and realized I joined a leaky boat.

The tech stack and benefits are okay, but there is a constant fear of layoffs since the company is not doing good financially.

So, questions I have:
1. Should I start interviewing?
2. Should I put this new job on my resume?
3. If I do, how should I justify leaving within 3 weeks?

Fellow blinders, really appreciate your advice here.

Tc 150k/5yoe

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Walmart commonNow
    It'll be easier for fellow blinders to answer if you can name the company !
    Oct 19 4
    • Fastmail ey12
      The company name does not matter.
      Oct 19
    • The company and TC always matters on Blind.
      Oct 19
    • New gR63jD
      OP
      Itโ€™s a relatively small company and donโ€™t think anyone joined the company since I joined. Revealing the name might reveal my identity.
      Oct 19
    • Fastmail ey12
      This is a general question and not a total comp question. Company name doesn't matter. Slow down your curiosity
      Oct 19
  • ADP
    DVkp20

    ADP

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    DVkp20more
    If I were in your position I would not put it on my resume unless I did something extraordinary in that short period of time. As a general tip, you don't have to put everything on your resume. Your resume is your chance to highlight your career. Share what you are proud of and think the employer needs to know about you, which might make you suitable for the job you are applying for.
    Oct 19 0
  • Sony Lirik
    Why did you tag Google, Facebook, and Amazon if this doesn't relate to any of those companies?
    Oct 19 0
  • Fastmail ey12
    Whether you put this on the resume or not is really dependent on how soon you think you can find another job and how long it has been since you left your other employer. I am in the same situation where I took the first best job because I needed a job after a layoff and had a visa condition of finding something ASAP or leaving the country. I've been in my new job for a few months, but planning to leave after I complete 6 months or so. I will be putting it on my resume and explaining, with honesty, why I'm looking to leave.
    Oct 19 2
    • New gR63jD
      OP
      Appreciate the response. Itโ€™s been just 3 weeks since I left the previous job and joined this one. Considering how soon I got my current offer, I should have something within a month if I start interviewing.

      In your case, it looks like you are planning to stick around for 6 months and then start applying. However, if I start applying now, should I even add my current company to my resume since itโ€™s been only 3 weeks?
      Oct 19
    • Fastmail ey12
      OP, you don't have to. I have a gap of 2 months in my resume and it was because I was looking for jobs. So you can not include and say you're looking. But will the Visa transfer require you to fill out your current employer name? You can't omit details on visa application. So be careful with that
      Oct 19
  • Just leave asap!
    Oct 19 0
  • Unity sdHTAW
    Your new employer who files for H1B would need the previous employment record, right?
    Oct 19 2
    • ADP
      DVkp20

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      DVkp20more
      The resume you use for a job interview vs the resume you use for immigration purposes need not be the same. On the resume you use for immigration you will be going in a lot more detail and it's not a concise resume.
      They serve different purposes
      Oct 19
    • Fastmail ey12
      You can get caught up in the hideup process which I will never recommend
      Oct 19
  • Do you have a back up? If not quitting doesnt make any sense. Is this your 2nd company of professional career?
    Oct 19 0

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