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Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

Should you stay or should you go?

Tania Khadder | ManagerLink

April 20, 2010

Be prepared

If you do decide to leave, get ready.

“Make sure you have the contact information for your entire professional network, and anything from your computer you’d want to use in your search,” says DeZube.

She also recommends mapping out your unemployment in advance, ensuring that you stay close to your network. “Plan how you’re going to stay connected to what you were doing before the break, whether that means attending conferences or taking volunteer work.”

DeZube says everyone needs to keep in mind that when you leave a job, you don’t just miss out on a steady income.

“When you take a break, you stop moving ahead. You lose benefits, you lose raises, you lose power in your relationships.”

You really have to carefully weigh out your decision. “Think ‘what does this mean for me 20 years from now?’ You are the only person who can answer that question.”

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