I am currently in a job I started four months ago, and it has not been going well for me. The work environment is very toxic where my co-workers don't have any respect for the management or each other among a whole host of other unprofessional behavior. In addition to this, I was hired to be a Business Intelligence Programmer for this company, and all I do for the majority of my day is manually fix errors for insurance claims that get stuck in a database. There is nothing fancy or anything to do with my skill set with fixing the errors since it is web based. From my understanding, it is something that is not going to be changing anytime soon.
So with these things in mind, I have decided that I need to find a new job before this stint hurts my career. I am still fairly early in my career, so I think I can get away with one job hop since my previous jobs were 5 years and 1 year and 8 months respectfully. The job I had for five years was before I finished college and the other position is in my new career after college just to give a little bit of my professional history.
What I am wondering is what do I put on my cover letter about why I'm jumping ship from this job after a short while? I know I can't put something like," THESE PEOPLE ARE CRAZY! GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!"
I did recently apply for a job, and I put on the cover letter that I was looking for a more challenging and dynamic position, but I am not sure if this is the right thing to put on there or even if I should mention why I'm leaving. Should I just leave that information for the interview?
If anyone has any input, that would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!!
Should I put on my cover letter that I am currently employed and could they keep my job search confidential?
Thanks everyone for all of your feedback!!