If your new job isn’t turning out like you’d hoped and you’re considering “boomeranging” back to your former employer, take the time to assess how both employers line up with your needs and values. After some self-reflection and open dialogue with your new colleagues, you may find there’s hope for the new job after all. If you do decide to approach your former employer about rejoining them, prepare to make a compelling case for your return. Your efforts will show not only that you’re committed to your previous employer, but that you’ll be fully engaged if you return.
Have you ever moved to a new company and regretted your decision? Maybe the culture is wildly different from your previous employer and you’re having trouble adjusting or fitting in. Perhaps you didn’t realize how hard it would be to rebuild relationships and prove yourself all over again. Or maybe your new job isn’t what you expected based on how it was described to you during the interview process.