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Things You Should Consider Before Quitting Your Job

By MatchKerja

Millennial and Gen Z, in contrast to previous generations, frequently embrace new job opportunities. However, leaving one job to take another is a significant decision. It's common to be practical when looking for a new job or starting a business, but it's not as common when quitting a job. Granted, the latter is sometimes the best option, but quitting your job should never be done on the spur of the moment.

Instead, you must first understand the risks involved and the likely consequences of taking that step. With that in mind, here are some questions to ask yourself before quitting your job in order to make a more informed decision.

1. Understand The Reasons You Are Unhappy.

Make sure you are honest with yourself. What is changed?Is it something beyond your control, or something more fundamental about you? If you understand what's going on, you'll be able to make better decisions and possibly take a less dramatic course of action than if you quit your job. For example, if you're stuck in a job that you never really liked in the first place, it's unlikely that anything will change. If, on the other hand, you enjoy your job but believe you deserve more money, or simply want more flexible work hours and a better work-life balance, you may only need to invest in some new skills or speak with your manager about it.

2. Write Down The Pros and Cons of Staying In Your Job.

Putting pen to paper can sometimes help you make sense of all the noise in your head. Writing things down can provide a lot of clarity. Are you bored with your job on a daily basis? Are you simply no longer enthusiastic about what you do? If you believe that everything you write in the "negative" column is due to changes in you rather than changes in the job, you may want to consider staying with your employer but simply asking for more or different responsibilities. On the other hand, if your manager is engaging in unacceptable, unfair, or even illegal behavior, you may want to consider changing departments or finding a way to inform HR of your situation or that you would like a transfer.

3. Do You Have Any Alternatives?

Ideally, you would be leaving your current job because another company has already offered you a much better one. In this case, you are not making any personal sacrifices to improve your working life. But if that's not the case, it's best not to give up just yet. Do not jeopardize your current source of income until you have another one ready. Meanwhile, reach out to recruiters on LinkedIn and inquire about potential openings. To increase your eligibility, keep your profile up to date and add new skills to your resume.

4. Can You Afford Temporary Unemployment?

Quitting your job isn't an option if you're living paycheck to paycheck. You should have an emergency fund that covers three to six months of your essential expenses, such as rent, food, electricity, water, gas, and so on. Don't worry if you don't have such a fund; there are still things you can do to help yourself. Aside from applying for new jobs, you can also look for freelance, take paid surveys, rent a car, and do other things.

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