6 steps to decide whether you should quit your job or keep it

It is important that you are strategic so that you can position yourself to move forward in your career; in your current job or future job. Too often people make the decision to quit without putting a proper plan in place, and they find themselves in a situation where they are struggling to get their career back on track.

1. Ask Yourself the Right Questions

Is there another job you’ve heard of and are eager to take on?

Ultimately, what’s your deepest motivation to quit?

Did you stay in the company long enough to bring results and make a difference? Perhaps you have not exploited the full potential of your position which is why you don’t feel satisfied.

What are your career goals? Does this job give you the opportunity to reach these goals?

2. Assess Your Finances

Money is one of the biggest motivators that will push you back to your old job or into a new job that you don’t like. Plan ahead with your finances and build up a nest egg to use as a safety net in case you need a little more time to find the perfect job.

3. Start Talking With Other Companies

Just because you are currently employed doesn’t mean that you can’t turn in resumes to other companies. Begin the job application process as soon as possible, because it will help you make a smooth transition from one job to the next.

4. Don’t Talk With Your Co-workers

As tempting as it might be to tell your friends at work, don’t mention the fact that you are looking for a new job. The information could be intentionally or accidentally leaked to management, which might result in a situation where you burn bridges or ruin relationships with the people that you have been working with.

 

5. Do It With Class

Before sending a resignation letter, check any prior agreements you may have signed and wait for any commissions and bonuses coming in. Then at least two weeks before your end-date or according to the process mentioned in the contract, send out your resignation letter. Be sure to mention clearly the reasons to resign and include an end-date and a thank you note for the experience and opportunity. Stay focus and don’t use your resignation as an excuse to give negative and unconstructive comments. This will keep the door open for a reference letter or for future network purposes.

6. Stay Strong Through the End

Once the end is in sight, it’s hard to stay focused at work. You’re ready to leave, which means that it’s more difficult to complete the tasks that need to be done before you go. Stay focused so that you can be diligent with your work.

Once you are ready to look for new job opportunities in Life Sciences, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Working together with a recruitment agency will not only enable you to apply to positions with big industry players but also, you will have the guidance of experts to find the right fit for you.

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