It seems like everyone is talking about it - The Great Resignation. People are quitting their jobs in droves.
As pandemic life recedes in the U.S., people are leaving their jobs in search of more money, more flexibility and more happiness. Many are rethinking what work means to them, how they are valued, and how they spend their time. - NPR
If you are longing to “peace out” of your job, here are a few things you can do to land on your feet, with no regrets -
Get the lay of the land. Most people don’t like talking about money but if you’re considering taking a step back in your career to free up more time for family and fun then you’ll need to get an accurate assessment of your financial situation. Create a realistic budget. You don’t want to replace work stress with money worries!
Get clarity. By that I mean, figure out what you want to do next. If the desire to quit is stemming from wanting more fulfilling work, then take the time to figure out what that means for you. This can feel overwhelming! Give it the time and space it deserves.
Get your ducks in a row. If you haven’t been on the job market in a while OR if you are looking to make a major career transition then you’ll need updated job search collateral. It doesn’t sound sexy - I know - but I assure you updating your resume and LinkedIn profile are essential to your job search!
While you are certainly not alone if the lure of walking into the office and saying “I QUIT” is tugging at you, there is a way to make a career transition that does not jeopardize your financial and mental well-being!