Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job

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After graduating from the tertiary institution, the next thing on most graduates’ mind is getting a good job that will be worth all the stress one went through in the tertiary institution. The reality of the situation of the country comes up with the ever increasing statistics of the unemployment rate in the nation. This makes it quite difficult to get that dream job.

As a young graduate, you decide to pick up any job that comes your way to gain experience and start from somewhere rather than sit idle at home. After spending weeks on the job, you realize  you made a mistake in taking the job and the next thing on your mind is to start searching for another job.




However, you are tied down and you can’t go for a job interview, so you decide to resign. On the other hand, one may even be working in a good place with great pay but you feel you deserve better and you are not getting the needed experience for career growth, so you want to take the bold step by resigning.

Take some time out and wait, ponder on this words “there’s a time and a place for throwing in the towel, but that time might not be now, and that place might not be your current office”.

While there are many good reasons for quitting your job, there are also a number of reasons to consider hanging in there. Reasons are:

1. YOU DON’T HAVE ANY SAVINGS
Before taking the bold step of quitting your job, you should have enough savings that will cater for your needs until you get another job. This will help with the running around for the job interview in the pursuit of getting another employment.

2. YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN ENOUGH JOB EXPERIENCE

In today’s world, job experience goes a long way in securing an employment in Nigeria. This is the reason why most people stick to the job even with the small pay because they need to garner experience.

3. YOU DON’T HAVE A PLAN YET

You need to have a plan that will keep you busy when you resign or that will help you get the good job. There is need to weigh the plan well and also have the right attitude to getting it done to achieve your desired goal.

4. YOU ARE QUITTING BECAUSE SOMEONE ADVISED YOU TO

When it comes to quitting your job, it is only one advice that ultimately matters, your own!
If you are making the decision to quit your job because other people told you to, then it’s time to reconsider.

5. YOU ARE QUITTING FOR A BIGGER SALARY

You need to look far away from the salary the new job is offering to you. There are other factors like job security, career development, job fulfillment amongst others things to check before deciding to quit your current job.In conclusion, there is always time for everything in life. However, if you still feel it’s time to move on from your current job, go ahead! On the other hand, if you’re still sticking around, make a good one out of it that will enable you move ahead at the needed time.


Darlington Idusuyi is the creator and editor of career.com.ng, where he shares his passion and knowledge about job search, interview tips, personal and career development. He also provide free career tools and resources to help job seekers find a job.


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