Only weeks into the new gig and I need to leave ASAP!!

just joined a super successful startup that everyone knows but I need to leave. it's only been a few weeks but MAJOR red flags on the play already. ultra micro manager, terrible culture, and bait and switched my segment (most important part). 

any advice on how to even go into interviews for this? it's literally been weeks so idk if that looks like I'm a flight risk but I'm not. 
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Pachacuti
Politicker
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
"I believe in failing fast. Despite my previous successes, I am not a fit for their exact culture."

They will ask you how you're not a fit since its an obvious low hanging red flag. You need to have a ready speech which outlines how its not a fit without disparaging yourself or them.
fidelcashflow
Opinionated
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Account Executive
I like this. I have very good reasons that are valid
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
What if you don't mention it at all?
fidelcashflow
Opinionated
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Account Executive
Because of the slight possibility of an employment background check which is suuuuuper rare.
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
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Sales Rep
Two options, take it off the resume and have it be a “break”. Or being transparent and say this is what happened. Which tells them if they do a bait and switch, you will leave

I would go with option 2, you will be asked every interview but people will understand
fidelcashflow
Opinionated
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Account Executive
Yeah I think it's best to definitely say that I'm gone from last company. But torn between saying I took a break to focus on finding the right opportunity and take some much needed time off or that I'm at current company and it is 100% not working out. My gut wants to go with the truth but some might just say nope, fuck that.
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
Truth is always best, but you’ve got some good ideas here on how to address it once you get to the interview stage.
GreenSide
Politicker
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Sales manager
IMO if they say “nope, fuck that” then that’s a red flag for that person/place and you probably don’t want to be there anyway.
saaster
Contributor
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Account Executive
Name them to save other folks the headache!
nomdeguerre
Opinionated
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VP of Channel Partner Sales
Not to be a I told you so, but looking at your post history, it looks like you should have listened to @CuriousFox when she told you that your interview process had big red flags.

It this point all you can do in upcoming interviews is basically to be honest. But I think it’s better to get out now before you get another one of those 1 year stints on your resume.
fidelcashflow
Opinionated
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Account Executive
Totally hear ya but I did not end up going with any company that I've posted about actually. And yes, I think it's best to get out asap.
antiASKHOLE
Big Shot
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Account Executive
I would have something ready to say, but not really have it included as it has been a very short time frame.
PineappleYa
Opinionated
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AE
Skip it on res… if it came up in interviews Just say the position was not what was presented in your offer letter including the segment and this lack of transparency was not something that you felt comfortable with.
TennisandSales
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
Dude this is a classic tale and one that’s hard to avoid. Sorry to hear!

I would just be honest. Tell the story and say how you believe in working hard and pushing through hard things (give an example) BUT that you know your boundaries and know when to leave.
FinanceEngineer
Politicker
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Sr Director, sales and partnerships
Just start applying to new jobs and tell the new places that you don’t feel the product market fit once you looked under the hood.
fidelcashflow
Opinionated
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Account Executive
Why would I say that when that is flat out not the truth? Plus, if you knew which company I am at you'd know that's BS.
FinanceEngineer
Politicker
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Sr Director, sales and partnerships
If they are pulling all of the changes that you say, there are deeper issues. If you love the product, then you stay. Otherwise, you need to leave without bashing the company as everyone knows each other.
Angusmacg
Valued Contributor
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Territory Account Mgr.
This just happened to me. I ended being in the job for 5 months and was laid off. Stay in the job and do your best but don't kill yourself. Apply to other positions and see if you can find something else.
jefe
Arsonist
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Head of Sales
Truth or skip it - whatever feels best.

The former if you're really worried about that full background/employment check
GNR
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
I feel you I’m in the same jam right now I’m going into my month 3 of job , I’ve unseen some of that things they’ve been doing but recently they just changed my pay structure without consulting or telling me and I’m in market looking for new opportunities , and I’m being very honest with people I’m interviewing ! Comments here are pretty helpful as well
justatopproducer
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VP OF SALES -US
I would be honest and say exactly that. 2 birds one stone deal. If you tell them this is what happened and those were the red flags, I’m sure any company or person you interview with will know some of these about themselves and if it wasn’t a fit for then you wouldn’t be a fit for them now. If I heard this in an interview I would respect it and move forward as long as there weren’t other red flags.
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