Quitting job might seem an easy alternative to get rid of the rotten hand. In reality, it is paralysing. Many unknown facts about the job and problems must be hidden behind the curtain, but leaving job is not a solution to it. Quitting job will not solve all of them. Quitting job is like coming out of the frying pan into the fire.
After you quit, a long queue of problems will line up for you.
“Problems are like never-ending waves in the ocean.”
The money thing is one which will be line-up your way first and is not to be ignored. After quitting, how will you manage your finances? If you are the only earner in the house, is it right to quit the job? Will your finances allow surviving without a job? What about your family? Even if they do, getting into a new job is really difficult because employers generally hire people who are already employed. This might be a red flag for the employers. Stating them the reasons like family problems and personal health issue might put you in suspicion. So how are you going to tackle all of this? This is yet not the stop to your problems. Staying unemployed and depression will bring health issues. All aside, mental and emotional status of your health will affect all of the rest. The repercussions of this would be variations in your mood. You will become more irritating, paranoid and might develop some strange habit like tapping your foot while doing some work or biting your nails all the time. Negative emotions will take no time to trap you. And honestly, this is not good for YOU.
“Everyone else works all day. Only I’m sitting here doing nothing.”
The first 24 hours after quitting your job will be the most crucial time. This time is not meant for taking any decisions. Rather stop yourself from engaging into it. Postpone other decision-making events for a while or let someone else take it if necessary.
Sometimes we keep everything aside and decide to do what our heart says. But as I discussed above, quitting job will bring no relief until and unless you have some business plan or have another job in pocket. That is way, everyone says do not quit your job until you have another one. Not because you are less, but to save you from all the brewing trouble that lay behind.
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But why should one not quit job without any back-up plan? Because when you are employed, searching for a new job is easy, as I discussed above. You will fell like handicapped without any another job lined-up in queue. What will you do all day? Sit at home doing nothing — is this easy? The gap in your job career can put you in suspicion. Decide wisely:
“To quit or not to quit.”
Revamping your resume may or may not be helpful. The gap in your employment will for sure raise questions for you. Have you kept your skills updated? The answer cannot be a NO and if it is a YES, question arises how? Has unemployment affected your intellectual skills? The answer should obviously be a NO. But will you be able to prove? Why are you choosing this job, because you ‘need’ it or you ‘want’ it? But staying HONEST can still help you, either. Employers will ask you n number of questions. You have to answer them wisely and thoughtfully. With more pass outs, more competition grows and that too, continuously.
Solutions to all the problems come when you are ready to face them with a positive and stronger you. Let’s think what can help you out. The first thing is your ‘GOOD EXPERIENCE’. Make some innovative changes to your resume. Meet people who are into the job of your taste. This will really push you. Make more contacts with society by sharing with them what you are looking for. Networking with your near and dear ones will be a boost to your career. Saving enough money, as much possible, while employed could be helpful in such situation of being unemployed. Going for freelancing for your previous company could be of great help during your unemployment because your finances will not be compromised and also you will be having time enough to explore new jobs.
Stating your current situation to employers and telling them about freelancing will definitely not go negative for you. You can easily tell them stories about quitting job like there were some family or personal health issues, family needed someone to look after, or so. You can tell them that your previous job was draining you, your skills and talent were under looked, or you were facing some domestic violence. Employers do understand that there are few jobs which are terrible enough for employees to decide to quit without back-up a plan. Even in such situation, you need to explain them the level you reached which forced you to leave the job. If you have planned to start a business, it is a strong reason to quit the job.
Overall, as long as you are asked to do something illegal or unsafe, abused, or victim of domestic violence, do not quit your job while you are still employed.