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What to Do if Something is Off in Your Contract

On occasion, a Consultant will come across a project and realize that the project is not as fulfilling as they had expected.

This is an experience that could have been foreseen from the moment the Contractor interviewed for the job – but for the basic reason of need, the Contractor chose to accept the offer.  However, situations can sometimes change; the interview was great, the location was local to home and even the pay was as expected.  According to recent surveys, this situation is more common than you think.  Once the Contractor happily and very willingly accepts the offer and begins their project, they find themselves trying to do the job that is different from what they had expected to do.

The following is a list of things to contemplate before you throw in the towel:

  • Find the source of your discomfort.
    It could be that the job you got is not challenging enough and you are ready to move on with a project that will elevate your experience and skillset.
  • Ask for feedback.
    Before writing up your letter of resignation, ask yourself if there is an additional element that you could have done.  Ask your Manager or Director for feedback on your work.  If the feedback is positive, ask for an additional task.  If the feedback is negative, do not argue – take the feedback and ask for constructive criticism; is there anything you could or should be doing differently?
  • Are you getting your job done?
    Is the project moving forward?  The most frustrating thing about taking on a job is being unable to complete it.  Is there an obstruction in the way of you being able to complete your task at hand?  This could be due to overstaffing or understaffing.  If this seems to be the case, a meeting with your Director could help resolve the issue.

In the instance that your current role is beyond saving, consider the following:

  • Speak with your Recruiter on your decision.  Your Recruiter will be able to find the next best step for you and will be able to possibly find a backfill or solution for the client’s dilemma.
  • Go through your contract.  Make sure you are leaving on good terms and that there are no loose ends on your part that will impede you from your next role.
  • Make sure you have prepared a resignation letter; even if this is not a requirement by your employer, it shows common courtesy and professionalism to your employer and recruiter.
  • Prepare for the possibility of an exit interview.  This will require a mental filter from mind to mouth.  If your employer asks for an exit interview, be aware that it is your time to give constructive criticism (if needed) back to your employer – not a time to badmouth management.
  • Keep in mind reference requests or employment verifications.  Ending on a good note will help ensure that there are no forced gaps in your resume to prospective employers.

If you are currently in the market for a new position or find yourself in a similar situation, contact Global Healthcare IT.
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