3 steps to take if you don't like your new medical job

Published on: Sep 10, 2018


Sometimes, a new job just doesn't work out. Here's what to do when that happens:

1. Speak with your supervisor

When you're new to a job and an organization, it can be difficult to work up the courage to speak with your supervisor about an issue. Beginning a new job is an exciting event, but it's also stressful. You should have the support system to manage that stress, learn the ropes of the new employer and get comfortable in the role.

If you've only been on the job a few days or weeks and you're starting to have second thoughts, bring them up with someone in management before it's too late. Let them know why you're concerned and how the current situation deviates from the expectations you had for the position. If you were promised something in an interview that you haven't received, you need to speak up or risk losing out entirely.

Learning how to manage your time better could relieve some of the stress of a new job.Learning how to manage your time better could relieve some of the stress of a new job.

2. Watch your time management

Doctors and other health care professionals work long hours in stressful conditions. Mismanaged time can easily make things more stressful. If you're new to the world of healthcare, consider taking a look at how you are spending your time on the job.

If you find that hours of your day are getting eaten up by requests from coworkers, it could be time to learn how to say no. You may hesitate to do so because you are new to the organization, but if you don't, you could end up setting a dangerous precedent. Clearly define with your coworkers when you are available to take on extra tasks and commit to setting firm boundaries on your professional time.

3. Keep your resume up to date

If you are having serious second thoughts about your ability to stay with your new employer, you'll want to make sure your resume is fully updated. Depending on your situation, you may have to stay in a slightly unpleasant situation until you can find a suitable replacement. Get in contact with your recruiter and see if he or she can help you make this decision.

This is also a good time to reach out to your professional network to ask for advice. Others may have been in a similar position to yours and may be able to offer more detailed advice.

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