More often than not, the idea of quitting your job is a lot more pleasant than actually doing it. Once you have made the decision to quit your job you need to find the right way to tell you boss, figure out how you will explain why you left to recruiters and develop a really effective networking and job search strategy. It is all workable if you have a good plan.
Everything You Need To Know About Quitting Your Job:
1. Figure out if quitting your job is the right move for you
The first thing you need to do is figure out if quitting your job is the right decision for you. You need to be really clear about why you are leaving your current role and what exactly you are looking for in your next role. If these things are not clear, there is a very good chance that you will end up with the same issues again.
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2. Work out what to say and do so you don’t burn any bridges
The world is a really small place when it comes to jobs and careers. You cannot afford to burn any bridges at your current company even if you are jumping for joy at the thought of leaving. Make sure you tell your boss first, be polite and diplomatic at the exit interview and work diligently to until the last day.
3. Think about how you will explain your decision to recruiters
There are many reasons why you have decided to quit your job but not all of them are good reasons to give at a job interview. My boss hated me, the hours were killing me etc…are good reasons to leave but bad explanations t use. Have a look at the posts below for a list of ‘acceptable’ reasons you can use to explain why you quit your last job.
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4. Fill the employment gap while you are looking for a job
if you have quit your job before securing another one, then you need explain that gap in your resume to future employers. You will also need some activity to keep you positive and busy while you look for a new role. Spending 100% of your time on job search is actually really counter productive and depressing. The posts below will give you ideas on how to fill the employment gap and how to answer when recruiters ask you what you were doing between jobs.
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- 5 Smart Ways To Fill Employment Gaps in Your Resume
5. Make sure you have an efficient job search process
Whether you have already quit your job or are planning to find another one before quitting you still need an efficient job search strategy. This means you need to devote time each week to looking for new roles and you need to be looking in the right places. You also need to update your resume so it passes through resume screening software and use the best tools and apps to manage all the roles you apply for.
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6. Network, Network, Network
The key to landing a new job is to network effectively. It is often more productive than searching through job postings but the trick is to do it well. That means you need to network online via places like LinkedIn, attend networking events and have a strategy to work the room and stay away from common networking mistakes like bad body language and not having the right props with you at all times.