Is It OK to Leave a New Job After Getting a Better Offer?
You've been doing well in your new job, and it has been a few months since you've accepted the job offer. Another offer would come along, which is from one of the firms that you've been hoping to get hired (before starting on your current job). And it seems to be a better offer. To leave or not to leave, that is the question.
Loyalty should be your dilemma, and it's not un-British to not have that valuable trait. (To paraphrase the previous statement, the loyal employee didn't go extinct in the UK in the 1970s.) On the other hand, the serial job hopper never goes out of vogue. Can you customise your CV one more time? It might take you a longer time, as you must get rid of those gaps in your work experience. (You have to think of a good response to a recruiter's questions, and there's no guarantee that your preparation would pay off.) And then you become aware of your conscience. It's like a splash of cold water on your face. Your employer would spend lots of time and resources on finding the best candidate for the job, and you happen to be THE one. In other words, you would be their investment. Is it the wrong thing to turn your back?
Employers know the risks, so you don't owe your (current) boss anything. It doesn't mean that you should be ungrateful for the opportunity.
5 Things to Do Before You Make a Decision
Get lost, and then get some sleep. This may not be the best time of the year to get lost in your own thoughts, as the nights become longer and the days become colder as well. It should be challenging to put yourself in an introspective mood, as the conditions would make you reach out to your Gothic side. (You may want to recall Miss Peregrine and her wards, but they would have their own version of Friendsgiving.) If you happen to pass by the Paddington area, then you could look at the rows of maple trees and the columns behind it. This image would be good enough, even if it's a fleeting one. Unplug from social media, as you prepare for sleep. It must be a long one, as it would make you think clearly the following day.
Look ahead before you make a leap. If it's too good to be true, then handing your letter of resignation won't be a beginning of a wonderful journey. You may not know about the new culture, but a research could help you imagine it. On the other hand, you won't know how your present employer's reaction to such news. There's no other way than a gentle approach, as there's no guarantee that you won't cross each other's paths. Again. It's important to note that honesty is not the best policy in this kind of situation. If you don't believe in it, then don't bring your windbreaker when you get out. The cold should put some sense into your head.
Read a book, if not watch a play (or a film). You may not have made up your mind, which is fine. After all, you don't want to be rushed (in making this decision). This kind of situation could be your cure for book-block, as you couldn't get passed chapter 10 of "Predator's Gold". It might be some time since your last visit to West End. Your mother is interested in "42nd Street", but she couldn't find a companion. There's nothing wrong about volunteering, even if you're not a huge fan of musicals. You could look for a video (or streaming) copy, as you become fond of musicals. It may (or may not) work out at all.
Check out the website (if you're really serious about making that leap). You must make another preparation, where you would spend long hours getting to know anything you need to know about this offer. You can't afford to be cocky, even if you try to sound one in your last interview. (And it would work out in your favour.) You should recall your previous interview, as you figure out what worked and what didn't. Make notes, as you won't recall everything at first. Keep on practising while you become aware of how your current tasks might help you stand out from other applicants.
Do you know what you stand to lose? You may have found a friendly colleague, who might be the best you have. On the other hand, you might do something about the litter that is piling up on the street sides. (Why is it taking quite long to collect it? You might have the time to make a call, and a follow-up call.) The grass is not always greener (on the other side), so think about it.
Will You Get a Loyalty Award?
If you decide to stick to your present job, then it means two things. You want to gain more experience, which happens over time. Another job offer would come along, and the methods of getting noticed might be different from what you have experienced (so far). Well and good.