Q. After graduating a year ago and looking for a job for 10 months, I finally am working in PR full time. But I hate my job. There are multiple reasons, mainly the small size of the firm and a unimpressive client list. I want to quit, but my parents tell me I have to stick it out. Wouldn’t quitting now prevent me from having to put it on my resume and allow me to continue my job search full time? -AB
A. Don’t quit! There’s no better place to look from a job than from a job. We’ve all had misgivings about new jobs based on the initial start-up phase, but less than two months is far too soon for you to make a cut-bait decision. Give it your best for at least six months–preferably a year. Set some personal job-specific goals for the next six months. Those might include helping the agency win a client for whom you’d enjoy working or learning new skills. Time will fly by as you keep your ears open for other opportunities that these skills will help you land.