You made it! One year at your new job. Are you happy? Is it everything you had hoped for? Does your job reflect what you have read in the job posting when you applied?
If your answer is “No” to the above questions, don’t panic. There are plenty of other young professionals out there who are experiencing the so-called “one year trap”. They began their new jobs full of excitement and then it turns out the job is not what it seemed it would be. A feeling of demotiavtion and frustration takes over. Looking for alternatives with only one or a couple of years of professional experience can be challenging though. So before you make any hasty decisions, NEON advises to take a look at yourself first and see whether you can change your attitude.
The NEON magazine has interviewed a few young professionals to share their experiences with the world. To read what they said you can get the April 2015 edition of the magazine at any kiosk. To see a summary of the article online, check out the bigKarriere website.
For your information: if you don’t understand German, ask a friend to help you translate the article.
What were your experiences like? We’d love to hear your stories!
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(© NEON April 2015 edition)