I have left my old employer in March, 2011. I gave the reason as personal. I told them that I am moving to a different location with my hubby.
But actual reason was different. I was not happy with my role. I was not working in my skill from last 6 to 7 months. They assigned me work which was of a different skillset.
I was in good terms with my mentor & other seniors. They promised me that my role will get changed but it did not happen & I resigned giving personal reason.
I joined a new firm & there I lost my job within two months as their project got delayed.
I have got another offer with minor hike. This new company is far away from my home, so travelling time will be more.
I am considering to go back to my old employer. Should I call my nemtor? What reason I will give them? Will they consider me again?
Please guide me in taking the right decision.
Waiting for experienced response urgently, as my new employer is asking me to join in next week Monday.

From India, Hyderabad
Anjani, you may not enjoy the status what you were earlier if you rejoin. It is upto you to decide. Pon
From India, Lucknow
Follow the below discussion , will give u better insights.

From India, Mumbai

Dear friend,
in Current days, chaning jobs become a part of the life.
according to you, in your previous job , you got the different role and you are not happy with that. So you leave the job.
So , whats the matter to rejoin again and if you rejoin, the language of behavior of your boss will be different. every-time, he will say the same- you are good for here only... But it depends on the boss..but mostly, it happens the same.
If you join the new job , it may be far from your home..but you will enjoy the similar roles which you are looking for? Hence , more job satisfaction , better performance , you may get promoted further.
Finally good for your career growth.
i want to say- go for that job , which satisfy you - it brings growth.
you can email me back for further query.
Warm Regards,
Rajib Saha (B.Pharmacy/MBA- International Business)
Export Coordinator.
Holoflex Limited
Skype - loverajiv2002

From United Kingdom, London
Dear Anjani,
My suggestion would be to evaluate your benefits of joining the far away place as compared to your previous employer. Except for location, is there anything else you see as a benefit?
If you go back to your previous employer, the obvious advantage I can see is:-
a. Familiarity with the organisation. It would take you at least 6-12 months to know a new organisation
b. Knowing who and how is your boss. This will help, since in the new place, will be a new boss who could be better or worse. The uncertainty element is not there when you join your previous company
c. Since you already know the culture of the previous company, you know what works and what doesn't work. So you can use this to your advantage.
d. It also shows some stability in your resume, as you can say, you joined another orgn for a brief period, but rejoined your old employer since they offered you a rewarding career.

You have done a great thing by not burning bridges when you left your previous employer. Use this to your advantage. All the best..

From Netherlands
Hi Anjani,
Going back can be a good resort at this stage if you really value what you get there...dont be ignorant of the fact that you are not getting good offers anywhere at thispoint of time(good offers here means as per your liking and satisfaction) ..
we generally do not get everything 100% everywhere, so it is upto you to decide the priorities in life in terms of if you can make some adjustments here and there..
As you are in good relation with your last employer, talk to them and see if there is any suitable position and then go ahead..just make sure you don't repeat the same mistake again..many lucrative option will come your way, if you go back you have to work with loyality..
All the best..:)

From India, Delhi
Thanks to everyone for their advice. I may look for another Company. Can anyone suggest me how to explain this career gap to a future employer. It seems that if you are not working, even for a smaller period employey do not give you a warm response. What should I tell them?

From India, Hyderabad
HI Anjani... the thought that you want to go back to your previous co. shows that the company is a good one with a good if not great culture and has quality of life and balance... my suggestion would be to approach your senior there and ask for his advise without directly suggesting that you want to come back.... if s/he is interested to take you back, let them give you a hint.... from there take it forward

From India, Madras
Dear Anjani,
My advice is dont go with the previous employer....... Because they will not treat you as before......
Regarding your career gap......... Inform the recruiter that my so & so family member is not feeling well so i need to takecare........ So i left...... Or i went abroad for some reasons.........
Or you can say, i want to take rest ........so i left....... These are the reason i came across for many candidates...
As its a small gap you can say these things........

From India, Madras
Dear Anjani,
I dont think 4 months gap in between is a big deal ..End of the day if u r nt Happy with the Job you were doing there is no meaning where you are working and what is ur role there.
Its up to you to decide since you were well aware of the people working over there. My suggestion will be like if u don't have much responsibility/ burdens at ur back..Try for a better opportunity where U dnt need to bend anywhere nor think about others.
Good Luck..!!...

From India, Hyderabad

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