5 Things to Consider Before Resigning from Your Job

It is a common situation that you may find yourself fed up with your job and contemplate to resign. This is after you have tried all other options available and find out that the only option for you is to write a resignation letter.

This is not an easy situation especially if you are an employee whose the only source of income is your job. You need to ensure that you have taken your time to make sure that you take a well informed decision by considering the following factors.

Why do you want to resign?

Identifying why you want to resign can help you get other options to leaving your job and resolve the problem without having to find another job.

If it is your duties, you can work out with your manager and raise the issues you have in order to be given other roles that you feel comfortable with.

Other reasons may include dissatisfaction of the business system of the current working environment where you are in and imbalance work and social life.

 In overall, ensure that you explore all the avenues available before taking the final decision to quit.

Do you have other source of income?

Before you make the final decision to quit your job, it is advisable that you consider whether you have something else to do after resigning.

This is an important question in order to warrant that you do not suffer financially after resigning from your job. If there is another job waiting, then you can comfortably resign from your job, but if you do not, then take care before you call it quit.

In that you do not have job offer from other company, check whether your business or investments of you any can sustain your basic needs during the transition.

Do you possess enough experience to resign?

If you want to resign from your job, then you search for another. Have you carried out enough research into the kind and length of experience that your desired job requires?

If you find that you do not have the required experience to market yourself effectively for a new job, resigning from your current job may not be the best option for you.

 It is good to consider whether you would stand staying in your job for a few more months to ensure you get the extra experience, so that you become more marketable for another job.

On the other hand, if your experience is not intended for a new job under different company, is it enough to be used for your own start-up business?

Robert Kiyosaki, the author of a best-selling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, teaches us not work for money but to gain experience.

Is this addressed in your contract?

In case you are resigning due to job dissatisfaction or other issues emanating from your workplace you need to consider whether this is addressed in your job agreement.

Note that there are some jobs that you will be required to give three to five months notice before resigning. If this is the case with your job, ensure that you do so to avoid legal cases that may end up costing you much.

It is also very important to bear in mind that you should never mess up with your boss before you leave even if you have hard feelings with him. Just leave your job professionally and peacefully because you do not know what the future holds—your boss might be one of your clients later on.

Have you planned for the changes?

Resigning from your job will definitely bring a lot of changes in your life, which you have to be prepared to handle.

This, you must ensure that you consider all the changes that may result and come up with ways to handle them prior to resigning. This will help avoid stress or other problem that may arise in your family or your own personal life.

Talk to your family about the possible situation that your whole  family may experience during the transition. Don't forget to check the changes in your budget.

 Bottom line

The main rule before you resign from a job is to ensure that you will be more secure and happier in the next step you want to take in life. If you have doubts on what will happen after you resign, take your time before you make this decision.

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