I don’t plan on quitting my job, but when I had to quit my job last year to take the one that I have now, it was hard. Luckily my boss realized that I went to college to do something different than what my position at the retail store entailed. A lot of my friends are or have quit their jobs recently to take something better also.
Or maybe you’re just not happy where you are and want something better. Either way, here are some tips from Money Smart Life:
- Make sure your finances are in order. It’s probably not smart to quit your job and not have your finances in order. If you have no money, not enough money, or the like, than try to build these all up if you can.
- Diversify your income or have another job lined up. Try and see if you can take any freelance work or find another job. When I quit my old job, I made sure that I had another job lined up so that my finances and life wouldn’t be crazy and unmanageable.
- Create a plan. If something doesn’t go the way that you had planned, make sure you have a back up plan.
- Refresh your network. If you have a LinkedIn, make sure everything is up to date on your profile. Networking is great for getting a new job.
Do you have any tips for those who want/need to quit their jobs?