It’s Monday and you find yourself trudging to the office. Last week was terrible. This week might not get better. Maybe you should just hand in your resignation letter today, you thought.

Everyone has probably had that thought at some points in their career. No matter how much you love your job, there are some days when you think the job is s*** and you don’t need that s*** in your life.

You look for other options, maybe get an offer, and then a counter-offer. And then perhaps you leave it after a month and start looking for better options.

Hold up, and rewind. Here are three questions:

  1. Did you really need a new job or was it just a terrible week?
  2. Should you have accepted that counter-offer?
  3. Should you include that one-month stint in your resume?

We asked all these important questions to Alexandra Lamb, co-founder of Lanterne Rouge, the company behind career management platform Boldly, who has more than 15 years of experience in the human resource field in Asia.

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