In a bit of a pickle - I have two weeks to "turn it around"
I this message finds you well.
I'm in a bit of a situation and would really value some advice from people more experienced than I am in the workplace.
I took a job as a research assistant in an NGO, primarily researching and writing articles for their website. My probation period expires on 30th November and I don't think I'm going to pass probation. The question is whether I jump or whether I should wait to be pushed.
I haven't really got off the ground in this job since I started 3 months ago. I realised researching and critiquing isn't my strength and I think that the standard that I can get to will be good, but not outstanding, which is what is really required of someone in this role. Although I have improved (and told as much), it isn't up to the level needed. I came in to this job under some assumptions that were dispelled quite quickly.
Two weeks ago I got told that I had a month to improve and turn things around, as I wasn't performing to the level that they wanted in the time frame that they need. Two weeks in, I'm doing well some days but not on others and I'm getting the impression that the writing is on the wall. My trial period is nearly over and I don't know what to do.
The job market is tough and I don't want to make a rash decision.
I'd be extremely grateful for any advice you could give me.