For quite some time I knew I wasn’t happy within my job. Before making the final decision to resign I thought about the following points in great depth. If you are in a similar situation, I understand how you feel, you just want out. Use the topics and make a plan for yourself, this not only helps to identify what it is that you want from your next role but also keeps you productive while you are seeking a new job.
Reasons for resigning from my job
Personally, a mix of reasons influenced my decision – You can read about them here. This needs to be clear within your own head, future employers will ask your reasoning for deciding to leave your job. This leads us onto the next important topic.
If you are going to resign, I suggest calculating all of your expenses first and how long you are able to live off your savings. I have developed a spreadsheet that you can use to easily work this out – link is at the bottom of this post. There is also a personal budget spreadsheet included if you just wish to get organised with your own finances.
Things I would do whilst unemployed
When not working, I am someone who can easily get bored and restless. For this reason I needed a clear plan and a couple of goals for what I want to achieve. A mix of goals including personal project/hobbies and career related – such as taking a course or generally researching different industries. However, remember to give yourself a break at the same time.
The effect on my career
A back up plan
Create a back up plan. I have an idea in my head of what I am going to do if my current plan doesn’t work out how I want it to. I have decided that I may need to widen my job search in order to find quicker. In the meantime I know I have items that I could possibly sell to make extra income.
Resigning from your job is a very nerve-wracking thing to do, following the steps above will help to you remain calm and collected with clear goals for you to work towards.
I hope this post has been helpful – If you have any questions leave a comment below!
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