Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How to Know It's Time to Quit Your Job

As the economy improves, many people are considering leaving jobs they've stuck with for fear of not being able to land another position.

But before you quit, think of this:

1. Are you thinking clearly? Don't quit when you're feeling panicked or stressed by too much work and just want a way out. Don't make decision in the heat of the moment. Quitting should be something you have considered when everything is going along smoothly. Quitting when you're emotional could mean it's a decision that you regret later and could be costly both financially and professionally.

2. Will things improve? If you've got a boss who is the poster child for an ogre and makes your life miserable no matter what you do, then it might be time to move on. If you've got only one boss and he or she controls your life, then it can be difficult to change his or her mind so why bother staying in such a job?

3. Are you making progress?  If you're stuck in a dead-end job, then it doesn't make sense to stick around. If, on the other hand, the job is helping in some way to move you toward your goal, then it can be worth holding onto.

What other considerations are there to quitting a job? 

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