We all know that hindsight is 20/20, and when it comes to our careers, it’s easy to look back and imagine what could have been, if only we had known x, y, or z.
If you’re reading this post at your desk, waxing poetic on how good things could have been had you only known that your organization was open to salary negotiation, that your office was planning to relocate from the city to a less-convenient suburb, or that your boss likes to warm up fish in the office microwave for lunch every Tuesday, we want to hear from you.
Feel free to vent if that helps, but what we’re really looking for is some real reflection on the types of questions you could have asked to get the information that eluded you before accepting the job. And if you had asked those questions (and gotten honest responses) during your interview and hiring process, is there something you would have done differently?
Share you story with out readers in the comments below. And hang in there; if it’s really not working out, it’s never too late to reinvent your career!