Considering leaving your quitting Your Job and starting fresh elsewhere? It’s not just you. In a recent survey by Bankrate of people in the U.S. workforce, 55% of respondents said they were likely to search for a new job in the next twelve months. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself before walking out.
Once the thought of leaving your job has taken root, it can be tempting to start the process right away. However, there are several key questions you should ask yourself before taking the leap.
Can I Afford to Quit Now?
When leaving your job, it is ideal to have enough savings to cover several months’ expenses. If it’s possible that changing jobs will lead to a pay cut, you will also need to determine how to adjust your budget to accommodate.
Is There Anything That Can Make Me Stay?
Before you put in your notice, it’s worth asking yourself whether there is anything that would convince you to stay at your current workplace.
If a pay raise, a schedule change, or a shift in work environment could convince you to stay, you may want to consider negotiating with your company to improve your current situation instead of heading into unknown territory.
Where Will I Go From Here?
Any career coach will tell you that lining up a new job before you quit your current one is the best practice. This helps ensure you won’t take a significant financial hit or acquire a gap on your resume due to a longer-than-expected job search process.
For those willing to risk quitting without a set plan, it’s advisable to research the options available in your field of choice. Consider whether you’ll need additional training to land your ideal career and whether you’ll have good opportunities to choose from.
How Can I Leave on Good Terms?
No matter how you feel about your job, it’s best to be polite and considerate when quitting. Besides being a professional courtesy to your manager and coworkers, it will serve you well if you ever need your former employer as a professional reference,
Giving at least two weeks’ notice before leaving is standard, depending on your job, you may want to give more. You can also make a good impression by offering to train someone to take your spot or document your work processes to ease the transition.
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