A calendar page showing a date marked with a reminder to quit job.
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Are you wondering if you should quit your job?

3 Jan 2020

It’s a new year and, for many, time for a fresh start. Could a decision to quit your job be on the horizon? This infographic may help you find out.

January has begun and, for many, that can mean it’s time to give career goals and priorities a rethink. And since we’ve just taken our first steps into a new decade, there’s perhaps no time like the present to sit down and review the current state of our jobs – from general satisfaction to learning and development opportunities.

It may be the case that a change is well overdue. Career and job changes can certainly be daunting, but they’re often also critical for progressing at work or preventing burnout. In the US, for example, just 51pc of employees feel satisfied in their jobs and, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker leaves their job about every four years.

So, how can you know if the time is right for you to get job hunting?

This infographic from Resume.io provides a handy flowchart to help you decide if the time is right for you to quit your job, with tips on how you can go about it and suggestions for what to do next – whether or not you eventually decide that a new job is on the cards.

Developed around “actionable advice”, the chart can help you explore questions such as why you have a feeling that you might want to quit your job, how to determine what you want out of your employment, and whether or not your current situation could be improved before making a final decision.

“Once you’ve worked your way through the chart, you should feel confident that you’ve asked yourself every pertinent question, and given the decision your full focus, before making a choice,” Resume.io notes.

Check out the infographic below or click here to view it as a larger image.

Infographic flow chart to help you decide whether to quit your job or not.

Is it time to quit your job? Image: Resume.io

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Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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