3 Important Questions before Quitting

You are starting to fear going to work. The face of your boss gives you stress. So, the answer seems to be to change the job. But do not rush into it.

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Just try to ask a few questions to yourself, before deciding to quit.

  • Know the real reason for your anxiety – Most of the times the concerns are more specific. Get the answer. Top 5 reasons are: (1) you do not get along well with your Manager.

(2) You think nobody sees you as an asset. (3) No promotions for you. (4) Restructuring has changed your role. You used to love the earlier role. (5)  A general need for change.

All the above reasons do not require quitting. So unless reason is boredom from current job or a general lack of interest in the area of work stop and think. You just might need a holiday to refresh.

  • Do you have something better to do? – Just try to answer whether you have better things to do. If not you are sure to get stuck even after quitting. If you have better plans that are workable then it is fine to quit. Also try to re asses your skills. You might need new skills. Learn new skills, a skilled worker is one who does not stop learning ever.
  • The amount of money you need – This is the most crucial. Quitting invariably leads to financial loss. You might have to start a rung lower. These are not rosy times. So, do consider this factor.

If you will not regret taking the decision and you see yourself in a better mental, physical and financial position in 10 years then go ahead.

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How to get the right job right after university

There are a lot of people who might tell you that you will easily get a job once you have graduated from university. Well, don’t listen to them. You will get a job- but you will have to work hard for it!

First of all, you should start thinking about the kind of jobs you want and the industry you want to work in while you are still in university. This way, you will be able to use your position in the university and prepare yourself for the real world.

Getting a job right after college

 

For instance, let’s say you want to get into the world of finance. You will obviously be getting a degree related to the field. You could maintain close contact with all the professors in the university who teach finance or related fields. They will have contacts who still work in the field, and you will be able to make use of them.

You should certainly try doing one or two internships during your university years. This will provide you with a real world view of the job, and it will help you build contacts. Socializing is incredibly important- knowing the right people will certainly take you places.

Almost all universities have their own career center- make use of these. They are actually more effective and efficient than you believe.