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Before taking any rash decisions or listening too much to the advice here I think it's really important to find out what exactly this "PDP" means in this case. The term I hear more often associated with employees considered to be sub-standard is "PIP" (Personal Improvement Plan). Personal Development Plans seem to be a more general thing ...


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Say something which is the truth, but not necessarily the whole truth. Depending on your circumstances, some combination of the following may work: I realised I was more interested in [industry X] than [industry Y] I realised I was more interested in [tech stack X] than [tech stack Y] [old company] really needs someone with a slightly different skill set ...


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If you don't have a history of job-hopping, you can say "It wasn't the right fit" and likely be taken at your word... After a few questions. You've been told bluntly I've been told my performance needs to improve in some areas No matter what they call it, this is a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). Your best strategy to survive is to get ...


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Awesome question, especially love the last part :) PDP usually means that you may not be best fit for the position and, in most cases, are on the short list for company "streamlining" its expenses. Suggestion here is to have a backup plan for when it happens. You may not get fired, or fired in a year or two. You may pass PDP and get better at your ...


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how does one explain wanting to leave after 9 months of employment? "I've been put on a personal development plan and workplace.stackexchange" told me to look for a new job won't really cut it. You don't have to explain anything before you accept an offer somewhere else. Start looking around, and, if you really want to leave, when you have a ...


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