……… but I still want out ! How can I apply for a job now?
When people first complain about workplace harassment and bullying, they generally just want it to stop. However when trust in the organisation to resolve this situation disappears, it is not unusual for the employee to think about moving to another job. Even when an investigation or other resolution strategy does sustain a complaint, the employee can be left feeling disillusioned and uncomfortable.
If you are in this situation, the employer will often asks ‘What outcome are you looking for?’ If you feel that the best option for you is to move on – why not consider asking for financial support to engage the services of a job coach. A good job coach will:
- help you to come to terms with the ‘grief’ of losing your old job
- explore with you career options suited to your skills and aspirations
- coach you to write a great Cover Letter and CV (and address selection criteria if necessary), and prepare for common interview questions
- help you to answer challenging interview questions like ‘Why do you want to leave your current job?’ or ‘Give us an example of when you have experienced conflict in a team and how have you managed this?’
- give guidance on how to provide a referee report when your supervisor (if they are the person causing you distress) is not the best option
Employers can be very receptive to this option – especially when the alternative is paying for ongoing mediation, workers compensation claims, or the costs of a more protracted dispute.