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September 28th, 2022

It is in the interest of all parties – candidate, recruiter and client – to ensure that the placement of a candidate into a new role is successful. Therefore, it is usual for a recruiter to keep in contact with you during the first three months of your new job to establish how things are going and to try and resolve any issues you may be experiencing. 

In a new role, if there are going to be issues, then it is likely to be during the first three months, but generally, with the support and guidance of a recruiter, these can be resolved, and a sustained, successful period of employment can ensue.

If you are really having doubts about your new job, then discuss this with your recruiter and, if you are set on leaving, let them know. This will allow the recruiter to start looking for appropriate alternative roles, with the issues that you weren’t able to resolve influencing the roles they are searching for. Additionally, the recruiter may start to seek suitable candidates for the role that you will be vacating, which will make the process once you hand in your notice more manageable for all parties. Please bear in mind that jumping from role to role in short periods of time doesn’t look great on your CV. Recruitment of new staff is an expensive business, but that is nothing compared with the amount that needs to be invested by companies for training an individual through a structured induction programme. If a client feels there is a good chance you may leave them shortly after being appointed, then they will turn their attention to clients with a track record of medium- to long-term employment terms. Therefore, if in doubt, remain in your new role, see if it improves and seek to resolve your issues with the guidance of your recruiter. From our experience, an open and honest discussion with your line manager about your apprehensions often leads to a resolution of issues.