You’re Miserable…So Quit Your Job!

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You find yourself in the same spot every Sunday. You’ve already got a “case of the Mondays” as you look ahead to the following day. Literally, you hate your job. Despise it? Yes, that’s probably a better word.

Every week, you think you’ve had enough and that it’s time to quit. Yet, you’re still there.

Monday comes again and you continue the vicious cycle that you dislike so much. Why do you continue down this path?

Fear Factor
Fear often rears its ugly head when we try to embark on uncharted territory. The fear of the unknown is real and could be why you are trapped in a job you hate. While pursuing a new job is scary, it’s better than the alternative.

You may ask yourself if anyone will respect you or if you will learn the ropes quickly enough. Well, you’ll never know unless you try. Get out of your comfort zone and don’t live a life where fear dictates your future.

Prepare ahead of time and learn about the company’s culture, the team, and their vision. Knowledge is power and you’ll feel more relaxed.

Confidence Level
Maybe you don’t feel confident that you have what it takes to succeed somewhere else. Try to boost your confidence level by brainstorming all your skill sets and get them down on paper. Remember that the fresh perspective of a new team member is like a breath of fresh air for hiring managers.

Reflect upon your career and note any degrees, accolades, training certificates, other opportunities that help to showcase your skill level. Think about how you can use these experiences to achieve more and set yourself apart for a new company.

What’s Next?
You’ve established that you hate your job. However, you’ve been stuck in that role so long that you don’t know what to do next. The first step is to research other opportunities. Try to network with others. Read all that you can about companies that you are interested in. Contact a recruiter or headhunter and let them work for you. Taking action towards your goal to change jobs will help build your confidence about taking this exciting next step.

Financial Woes
When you change jobs, your compensation and benefit package will change. Work with your recruiter to understand the salary range for the positions you’re interested in. You may decide to make a lateral move financially to position yourself for a better role in the near future. By understanding what your priorities are, you’ll be in a better position to accept the right opportunity when it presents itself. Don’t be caught flat footed, do your homework on compensation for a professional with your skill set and years of experience.

Take control of your future. You’ll be glad you did. Rather than dreading Monday, you’ll be ready to embrace the challenges of the week and make a difference in your new role.

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