5 Important Things To Consider Before You Say ‘œI Quit’

Turning in a resignation is not easy. There is a lot of contemplation and cons involved. We discuss a few things you MUST consider before you decide to quit your job.

When talking of the job economy, we see a rebound in vacancies in a number of sectors.

However, that does not contribute to an increase in employee morale levels.

Turning in a resignation is not easy.

There is a lot of contemplation and cons involved. You may not be liking it here anymore, but even if you hate your job and hate your boss, it is going to be difficult for you to leave tactfully.

We discuss a few things you MUST consider before you decide to quit your job. Read on.

1. Surety

The foremost thing you should know about leaving your job is if you’re sure that you want to discontinue. There could be instances where your job may not appeal as interesting to you as it used to, but that could be the case for a number of reasons, like the project you are currently working on, or your rapo with your new boss, or the work environment being unbearable etc. If your issue is inspired by irritation rather than mistreatment, maybe you should reconsider quitting. After all working towards your future goals is important as well, ain’t it?

2. Trying all means

It is only you who can decide if your situation demands immediate quitting or is manageable for some more time. Consider taking a few measures that might help you improve it. If it still feels impossible to stay back, try taking a sabbatical and doing something that’ll rejuvenate your spirits. There have been times when the monotonous nature of my work, makes me want to leave. However, I feel all enthusiastic taking a small outstation trip with family or friends. And if nothing seems to work, then maybe it’s time you did it.

3. Weigh your options

If you already have another job offer in hand, weigh the pros and cons of the position and responsibilities they’re offering against what you have as of now. Reflect on the work environment, flexibility of working hours, salary, responsibilities and benefits of the organization you got the offer from. In case you do not have a job offer and are still reluctant to quit, consider the basics. What after quitting? How long will it take you to bag another job? Do you have enough savings or income to manage for all that unemployment period? They say, it’s easier to find a job when you already have a job. You may want to think about that too.

4. Timing

While you are on a lookout for other jobs, updating your resume is something that you will not go ahead without. An incomplete project on your resume would sound as bad as an incomplete work profile. So, if you’re involved in a project which you’re heading or are an important part of, you may want to finish it off before you finally leave the organization. Honour your commitments so that your team is not left midway on an important project and you’re able to leave on good terms. Also, had I been in your shoes, I would have wanted a reference to prove to my future employer of my worth.

5. Future goals

Generally, when people quit their job all they concentrate on is updating their resume and start looking for another one, in a while, if not immediately- a plan that backfires most of the times. Think about what you want to achieve in your career and what should your next job offer you. Define your priorities. If you’re thinking of a change in career, think about all the necessary steps that might be required. Your next job should not be something you take up, because you’re short of funds or because you’re bored. If you’re giving up something important, should it not come for a price good enough?

Wanting a change in your job profile is not bad. However, acting without sufficiently contemplating on the after effects, is something you may want to largely avoid when it comes to your career. Think and act wisely.

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