COVID-19 ravages not only the economy and the lives of many but also our jobs. This age of ‘Great Resignation’ has millions of workers rethinking their future. One survey says that 55% of Americans are considering quitting their current jobs and look for a new career. However, in these times of economic uncertainty amid the pandemic, how do you ensure you don’t starve after submitting your resignation?
At Protective Factors Integrated LLC, our career counseling program helps people like you who seek a fresh start. Read on to learn more:
- Close An Offer First
Before leaving your current employer, you’ll need to land a new job first. But don’t settle for whatever is on the table. If you feel the offer is not a good fit, never hesitate to decline it.
- Secure Your Next Six Months
If you are eager to leave your company and have not found a new employer yet, you can still do so. Nonetheless, make sure you are financially secure for the next six months (at the least).
- Build a Network
Whether on LinkedIn or any social site, set up job alerts to let employers know you are looking for a new role. Also, establish networks with your colleagues, friends, or other professionals to find possible career vacancies.
- Know What You Want
As more people are reprioritizing their careers, this is the best time to reflect on your long-term goals. Identifying your wants will help you narrow your choices down.
Feel free to talk to us if you need professional career advice. We also provide mental health services in Ramsey County, Minnesota, to help individuals manage job-related stress and conflicts.