Thinking about Quitting Your Job? Read This First

Quitting Your JobIn a perfect world, working should be fun and enjoyable, but this isn’t always the case. There are a lot of people who find themselves in situations where they’re frustrated and unhappy. Most of the time, they stick with their jobs because of their financial obligations. Still, you might be having thoughts about quitting your job right now. Before you give in to those thoughts, you should think things through.

Don’t decide in the heat of the moment –We all have those times when things aren’t going our way and we just feel like quitting to end our misery. In this exact moment, before you do anything that’s irreversible like resigning, allow yourself some time to simmer down, and then decide what you’re going to do.

What do you have that you can’t find elsewhere? – Before you got the job you have right now, there was something particularly special about it that caused you to put forth the extra effort to get the job. It’s important to evaluate things before making a decision. Are there any perks that you enjoy that you won’t find elsewhere? Weigh that versus what frustrates you.

Talk to the source of your frustrations – Sure, your boss is a narcissist, yells all day long, and takes credit for others’ accomplishments. So, what do you do? You talk to him. Of course, this is easy to say but incredibly hard to do. If talking to him doesn’t work, go back to tip number two.

Are you prepared for the consequences of quitting? – You’re right on the verge of quitting your job, but are you ready for what you’re about to face? Be realistic—quitting looks like an easy way out, but it is not always the best decision. You need to have a plan before you do, as jobs don’t come easy these days.

Revenge is not sweet – When you’re really frustrated, you might find yourself saying, “I’ll show him.” Your confidence is commendable, but the motivation is wrong. Before you go judging people, you also need to evaluate yourself. Consider the possibility that your boss gets angry at you all the time because you’re not getting the work done. It doesn’t make sense to quit your job if the real reason you get frustrated is because of your own actions.

Everyone wants to be in a job where they enjoy what they’re doing. If you’re still debating the idea of quitting, you should also keep in mind that you’re still lucky. A lot of people would like to be in your place: employed and stable. Think things through before deciding, or you might regret it.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.