Four Things You Have to Do Before You Quit Your Job
August 8, 2012 - 2:12 pm | Category: Money
And obviously you don’t want to lie, because they might call your former boss and ask them about it. Which brings us to number two . . .
#2.) Don’t Burn Your Bridges. Or at least not ALL of them. Make sure you leave at least one or two people who can vouch for you when you need a reference. And the higher up the person is, the better.
Clearly, the best thing is to stay calm and NOT go off on your boss, even if you really want to.
#3.) Figure Out How to Prevent a Gap in Your Resume. If you can’t take it and HAVE to quit before you find another job, find ways to make it look like you don’t have a gap on your resume.
That means doing things like freelancing, or volunteering in areas that are related to your work.
#4.) Have a Plan to Pay the Bills. Even with the rough economy, some people still expect to get a new job within a week or two. So just as a reminder, the average length of time between jobs right now is about 40 WEEKS.
Yep . . . about 10 months.
So before you march in and tell your boss how much you hate them, make sure you have enough in your savings to last you at least a few months. And remember, most people who QUIT their jobs aren’t eligible for unemployment.Article Source