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Just started my new job as sales and marketing manager for hotel , 3 weeks into it and still not sure if I made the correct choice , job involves lots of telephone calls to corporates to try and get appointments but struggling a bit 3 weeks in Should I try and stick with it and hope I grow into the role or start looking for another job knowing that my gut is telling me that I have got it wrong. Dont want to resign as unemployment is rising and may not get another job Staff are ok , what is the normal lenght of time before a company expects you to be up to speed and fully competent in the role I have always worked in sales but recently have taken stock of my life and would really like to do without the hard sell and look forward to coming to work for a change Any help appreciated

Asked By: Sean O - 6/11/2008
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I know what it is like to start a job and realise from the start that it isn't one I want to stay in. It is awful and it can take toll on your health as time drags on. What you could try with this particular job is getting out and about. Perhaps you would do better with the marketing if you dropped by and saw people --... More
Answered By: Caicos Turkey - 6/11/2008
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get a careers councellor or take a personality test or something. or just join the army.
Answered By: Michael - 6/11/2008
 
Selling on the phone doesent work anymore, believe me I know. I got out of this type of sales and now run an internet company - result happiness.
Answered By: Matthew B - 6/11/2008
 
Any new job will take you at least three months to get up to speed. How well you do is a combination of personality, determination, ability, training and support. You can only supply some of these. It's a joint effort between you and your employer and it's in both your interest that you are in the right job and you... More
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Answered By: JZD - 6/11/2008
 
If your boss has not yet negotiate the expectation with you, you should keep working. In the mean time, you should learn how to handle human issues.
Answered By: giginotgigi - 6/11/2008
 
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