If you are feeling uncertain or anxious, it’s normal! Making a quick decision is not always easy, but it can be very rewarding. In this article, we will explore why you may regret your great resignation and offer some helpful tips to get through this difficult time.
It is essential to understand all the factors involved when deciding whether to leave or stay in your job.
1. Evaluate What is Important To You
First, you must evaluate what is important to you in your work life. What do you like about your current job? What are you unhappy with? Is there anything you can do to change the aspects of your job that you don’t like? If not, it may be time to move on.
You should also take some time to reflect on your personal life. What is important to you outside of work? Do you have hobbies or interests that you would like to pursue? Spend some time thinking about what makes you happy and what you want to achieve in your personal life.
Do not make a rash decision, thinking it will be perfect in another company. Evaluate what you enjoy with your company and what could be better. Could you approach your manager or leadership to suggest changes in the work environment that would improve your situation?
2. Consider Your Options
Once you have evaluated what is important to you, it’s time to consider your options. If you are unhappy with your current job, but there is nothing you can do to change that, it may be time to look for a new job.
Make a list of options you are considering: Is it working for your current company but with changes to your work schedule or environment? Is it searching for a new company or remote option that gives you more work-life balance or money? Or is it some other plan? Whatever you decide, try and do some research to see who can assist you. If there is another company involved, try and do some field research with someone working at that company to get some intel on the environment and working conditions.
3. Make a Decision
Once you have considered all your options, it’s time to decide. If you are still unsure, that’s okay! Sometimes, the best thing to do is to sleep on it and see how you feel in the morning. If you are certain resigning is your right decision, go for it!
Take your time and do not rush. Be patient and think about your next move as it pertains to your next five years, so you are not constantly jumping from one place to the next.
4. Follow Through
The final step is to follow through with your decision. If you have decided to resign, write your notice for future use and start looking for a new job. Once you interview and have obtained a new job, then you can submit your notice. If you have decided to stay at your current job, try to make the best of it and focus on the positive aspects of your work, and as well as changes that would make it more tolerable.
Things To Not Overlook
Your financial situation: make sure you have enough money saved up to cover your expenses for at least a few months.
Your health insurance: if you resign from your job, ensure you have health insurance lined up.
The resignation period: some companies require two weeks’ notice, while others may require more. Make sure you know how much notice you need to give.
Be honest with yourself and your situation. If you have a partner or spouse, make sure you both review the potential change’s impact. How does it affect your family, and what are ways you can help build up a short-term nest egg to help you in the transition?
Deciding to resign from your job can be truly daunting. But, if you take the time to evaluate what is important to you and consider all your options, you can make the best decision for your future. Try to line up a potential job before resigning to make the transition smoother.