Last Updated on February 26, 2021
Having a great job is awesome. It pretty much lays the foundation for any kind of future growth.
In the times that we live in, working or having an income coming in is an essential part of life. Plus if you actually end up getting your dream job, then it can be downright incredible.
However, a job that you don’t enjoy or can’t add any further value to, becomes more of a curse. A slow and life-draining 8 hours a day “curse” that you must go to. Just to pay your bills. That’s not right . . .Did you know that you spend over 50% of your life working?
Literally, half of your life goes into working for money.
Think about that . . . Most of us are living in survival mode.
So let’s say you finally decide that you’ve had enough and need a career change.
Well, there are several ways of going about it.
Cover Your Bases
Despite your reasons for leaving, make sure you set yourself up to continue living comfortably. As always, it’s always a good idea to have another job lined up before you quit. Your job search should start first before you even think about quitting.
If you don’t yet, perhaps start some consulting on the side or open an online store. Once you start making money from it, you’ll be more confident in what direction you want to take your career in.
The peace of mind that comes from a side income is absolutely legendary.
At least for most people.
For some, they just make bold moves regardless because they are so in touch with their own selves that nothing ‘external’ can faze them.
Try to Cut Back on Expenses
Even if you have additional revenue streams and a hefty nest egg, cutting back on expenses is always a good idea.
Try not to dip into your savings unless there’s an emergency. Examine your weekly and monthly expenses to see where you might be able to cut back.
Whether you are struggling for money or doing well, it just makes sense to cut back on any kind of expenses anyways right?
Settle All Debts
Unpaid debt is one of the most common sources of financial hardship.
Now you’ve done everything you can to prepare for your job change.
You’ve thought long and hard about it, you’ve provided a safety net for yourself, and you have a plan for your next job.
If you feel confident that the next step is to move on, make sure you do it on good terms.
Try to Leave on Good Terms
Many times, people quit because of a conflict with management, or a toxic work environment. While it may feel good to storm into your boss’s office and tell him or her off, it’s not the best thing to burn bridges like this.
Your new employers may consult your former bosses, and if you have a history of slamming doors behind you, it won’t reflect well on your professionalism.
Even if your boss is hard to get along with, staying cordial will pay you back in the long run. It’s the right thing to do. Be kind, fulfill your duties and move on.
Thank your boss for everything you learned during your time with the company, and try to end on a positive note.
A Final Word
A bad working environment can really hurt you.
If your work environment is truly toxic or just something you need to move on from, you should definitely look for other options.
If you decide to leave, do it on your own terms and do it the right way.
Whatever your decision may be, give yourself time to think about it.
If it doesn’t feel good to stay in your existing job, then most likely, it’s time to take the leap and start another adventure.