Job Search Tip: Making the decision to quit your job

September 20th, 2011 | Job Search | No Comments »

Deciding to quit your job can be an emotional rollercoaster for anyone. The question is how do you know when you’re ready?

Reasons for quitting come in all shapes and sizes and it’s important to really assess your own personal situation. First get a clear understanding of your emotions towards your job, company, and coworkers. When you have a sense of what you’re truly feeling, it’s easier not to rush into a decision you might regret.

Next, assess your specific situation. Maybe the reasons for your leaving are circumstances out of your control, such as failing business, company values that no longer match your own, or personal scenarios like family or sickness. It’s important to realize which aspects you can control, so that you don’t encounter the same problems in future positions. Such aspects may include situations like conflict with coworkers or boredom in your work, which in some cases may be avoidable.

Sometimes, it’s simply that a better opportunity has come along, and you want to move on. Either way, don’t be in a rush to quit your job. Making a logical, informed decision will help you from regretting your decision or experiencing the same problem scenarios with another company.