When Should You Quit?

In our last blog entry, we have talked about quitting your job. It is normal when you face a situation when you want or have to quit, but it is extremely important how you do it because it can either help or seriously damage your professional reputation. However, we have realized that we missed one important aspect - we never said anything about why and when it is time to quit your job. This post then is meant to correct this mistake and provide insight to employees into when you have enough reasons for quitting. Prime-resume.com finds the following "quit your job signs" pretty much universal as they are based on years of experience working with employees and job seekers all over the worlds.

Signs to Quit Your Job

leaving-jobObviously, when you have been offered a new job (which you like better or you see more professional development there). This is definitely a decent reason to leave your job but only in case you have a confirmed job offer. Don't hurry if you have been offered a potential position because you can find yourself in the situation when you don't have a job at all. Another sign that you better leave is when you see no room for growth. If you see there is nowhere to advance you should start looking for new opportunities. While it is easy to become complacent (especially when you like your job) people should beware as having a job with no advancement will hurt your career in the long run. True professionals value career advancement more than a salary increase because they understand that it is much more important.

When your job negatively affects your health causing extreme stress you cannot cope with you should definitely quit. It is always better to save your health because there is no decent job you can work being sick. We don't want to list the negative results of extreme stress because it would take too much space; you just have to start looking for a new job if your present job causes serious stress. Your employment shouldn't take first place in your life. If you have a family or any other priorities that are higher than your career and it is difficult for you to adjust your schedule it may be a legitimate reason to leave your job. It is OK to do that in order to accommodate your personal schedule. All you have to do is to find the one which will match your priorities.

Don't Be in a Hurry to Make The Decision

At Prime-resume.com we believe many employees sometimes make emotional decisions to quit, which only make things worse. Therefore, we recommend thinking through such decisions carefully. The least you can do is not to make any decisions after you had a bad day at work. Decisions about leaving should be made when you are calm and able to objectively evaluate things.

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