Comment - Quitting is on the rise

by Anthony from Job Search Mentoring

I noticed this headline in an article in Forbes Magazine - Quitting is on the rise. Some thought arising from the article:


  • When there is recession, people are prepared to put up with a job or boss they don't like, so if it is true that quitting is on the rise, this could mean that people believe the economy is changing for the better.

  • If you are considering quitting your job this suggests to me, as a careers coach, that some career development planning is required.

You don't need me to tell you that quitting your job in times of economic uncertainty is not a good idea, unless you've really thought through the consequences, and.....you're confident that what you are moving towards is really in your best interest.
Career planning involves:

  • Carrying out a thorough self review - your capabilities, areas of employable strength as well as evaluating what needs you have in other areas of your life

  • Investigating the employment options available to you, given the outcomes of your self review

  • Developing a list of preferred employers, and then preparing your job search action plan.

To summarise - don't quit on impulse, plan your next career move or job change.

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