Why You Should Treat Your Old Job Like An Ex Boyfriend

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When it comes down to it, not many of us choose to keep up lengthy conversations, meet-ups, and email relationships with our old boyfriends. Career girls are far too busy moving on to greater, better things and conquering the world. So why should your old job be any different? Don’t get me wrong, it’s worth keeping in touch with old colleagues and maintaining good connections, but it’s also important to remember that it’s your old job for a reason. Here’s why you should treat it like an ex-boyfriend!

Leave the past behind

The past is the past for a reason. Although it’s wonderful to see old colleagues when you can (and you never know who your next boss could be!) you’re not defined by your previous jobs or your previous relationships. Your future career is completely in your own hands. You wouldn’t spend hours thinking about your trips and defining moments with your ex-boyfriend, so why do it with a job? Don’t waste time dwelling on the past! 

It’s all about the fit!

If you’re moving onto something new, it could be that the fit just wasn’t quite right, or perhaps there was something lacking. This is absolutely fine! Accept that you can do better, and don’t settle in a place where your interests don’t align. And whilst you’re looking for new positions, remember to keep treating it like a dating game!

Stop talking about your ex

Nobody wants to be the person who is constantly bringing up their ex. The same goes for jobs! It’s great that you learned a bunch (and of course, this is useful in interviews), but as they say, the rest is history! Imagine your old job was like an annoying ex: have a large glass of wine, listen to some good old Taylor Swift, and then forget about it! Who knew we can learn more career tips from Taylor? Read our article here.

Be Beyoncé

If they didn’t put a ring on it, it’s time to move over. Go and Upgrade Urself (see what I did there?). If your past job didn’t do it for you, there will definitely be a company out there who will, and maybe you’ll get more for your time! Sashay. Away.

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  • Hannah Lucy

    LOVE this!

    Hannah | Oh January

  • Quest for Calm

    This makes so much sense, perfect for my life right now. Thank you!

  • pagesbyike

    Haha! Love this post. I guess rebounds are out of the question too!

  • Andrea Steiner

    Awesome. Love this.

    xx Andrea, Strawberries ‘n’ Champagne


  • The Modern Minds

    Such a well written post! Love the connection between ex-boyfriends and ex-jobs :)


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