Let’s say you’ve had it with your current job, it has drained you emotionally and psychologically that you can’t take it anymore and suddenly decided to quit. Now, what’s next? Quitting a job is one of the toughest decisions one can take, especially without another job lined up. There’s no doubt that the transitional phase until finding another job can bring a lot of stress along the way whether it is fear of the unknown, financial issues, as well as other problems along the line. So, here is how you can prepare yourself for this phase and how to pass it smoothly.
Get your finances in order.
Managing your finances can be one of your biggest concerns, but believe it or not, you can easily live on less money than you think. The monthly salary that flows in your bank account makes it easier and more tempting sometimes to spend more, sometimes on things you don’t necessarily need. Put your financial liabilities at the top of your list, and then manage with the remaining of your money. Remember, you can still try to enjoy but on a smaller budget.
Understand that it won’t be easy but also don’t get hopeless.
It is totally normal to feel lost, worried, and a little scared at this phase but you need to understand that all those feelings are normal. Looking for a job is not always easy and requires a lot of time and effort. So, stay hopeful, keep looking, know that nothing is forever, and maintain a good mental state along the way. Remember, there are plenty of opportunities out there, you just need to put some effort to seize some
Update your resume and Linkedin profile.
Some people tend to abandon their Linkedin profile so long as they have a stable job. Now, with plenty of time on your hand, update your profile since this platform is a very powerful tool that helps recruiters find you. Also, make sure your resume is updated and presents all your career milestones or things you take pride in.
Reflect to make the right decision.
This is a good chance to look back at your career and assess yourself and have answers to all the questions you never asked at the comfort of your job. Ask yourself whether this is the career you want to continue with, what your passions are, and what goals you have for the future. This will help you put yourself on the right track.
Take online courses.
Work on upgrading your skills or even acquiring new ones. There are several online platforms that offer concise online courses for free or at very low discounted prices. This will give you a feeling of accomplishment and will help you stay productive while unemployed instead of feeling idle.
Take your long-awaited break and catch up on all the things you didn’t have time for.
Being employed doesn’t always give you the luxury to take long breaks and you end up with little time and energy for things you love. So, here is your sabbatical! Take your long-awaited and needed break, spend more time with your friends and family, and do a bit more of the things you love.