Thinking of Quitting Your Job? Then You’re in Good Company!
Although the Great Recession began roughly a decade ago, it almost seems like ancient history considering the current state of the job market.
In fact, instead of the Great Recession, we’re still in the midst of the Great Resignation. More people have quit their job during the past two years than during any two-year period in the history of the country.
So if you’re thinking about quitting your current job, then you are most definitely in good company! That’s because economic conditions are ideal for such a move, and it’s apparent that millions of people are willing to make that move. Not only are they willing to make the move, but millions of them are willing to do so on a monthly basis.
As we’ve mentioned before in our blog posts, we are currently experiencing a candidates’ market. That means there are more employment and career opportunities available for ALL candidates. However, it also means that the best candidates have access to the most opportunities and they also have access to the best opportunities.
This is partly why conditions are ideal for making a move such as this. Talent, especially top talent, is scarce in many industries, and that includes Manufacturing and Information Technology. However, it’s never a good idea to make the decision to leave your current position until you’ve conducted a thorough audit of your situation.
This means you should ask yourself some important questions. These questions include the following:
- What kind of work-life balance am I experiencing in my current position?
- Am I satisfied with that balance?
- Am I passionate about what I do every day? Am I excited to go to work?
- Can I see myself doing what I’m doing now for the foreseeable future?
- Does my current employer have a clear vision for the future of the company?
- Has it communicated that vision to its employees?
- How does that vision involve me?
- Does the opportunity for advancement exist at my current employer?
- If so, what opportunity is it and how will I go about achieving that advancement?
Your answers to these questions should ultimately dictate your course of action. More money and better benefits comprise just one factor involved in making the decision to leave your current job for a better position.
Take the time to determine what is truly most important to you. When planning for the future, identifying priorities is critical, as is ranking those priorities and applying them to your present situation and possible future ones.
What is also important is making the decision to align yourself with an experienced recruiter within your chosen field. When you build a relationship with such a recruiter, you can leverage their expertise and their connections to widen your job search and grow your career in ways you might not have imagined.
So if you’re thinking about quitting your job, you’re in good company. However, make sure that you quit the right way!
The Doepker Group has experience placing professionals in the Information Technology and Engineering fields, and we can place YOU, as well.