Are you disgruntled at work? Feeling like maybe your workplace isn’t the right fit for you? Considering a career change? We’ve all been there at one time or another. And while some days it may feel overwhelmingly tempting to jump ship, it’s important to take the time to evaluate whether or not it is the right decision to do so.

Be realistic. If you want to quit your job because there are a few things that annoy you about it, remember that there are annoying aspects to every job. It’s true: the grass is rarely greener on the other side. Really give it some consideration if you can learn to adjust your attitude toward what annoys you. You may find that coming to peace with these things positively changes how you feel about the position.

Ask for more. Oftentimes the frustration we have with our job has to do with feeling stuck. The cycle of same old same old feels heavy. Break out of the mold! Ask for more responsibilities and be specific with what you want them to be. Demonstrating your initiative to take the position to the next level could very well encourage management to start regarding your role in a different light, one that better suits your objectives.

Still unhappy? Convinced leaving your job is the best decision? It may be! So let’s make sure you do it the right way (no matter how disgruntled you may feel) with this one important piece of advice:

Keep the bridge intact. Even if you feel that your employer is disrespectful, you should not be while quitting. You may feel that you won’t need the reference, or you just don’t care right now, but you never know where your new path will take you. Be respectful. Follow company protocol when resigning. Tell your boss first. Keep emotion out of the conversation and stick to your facts while explaining your decision to leave. Work hard until your very last day. Smile while walking out the door!

The best decisions are often those we take the time to consider before acting on. Take it from a staffing agency: your reputation matters to employers. Make it a positive one and reap the benefits in your career!

Jessie Williams, Marketing Coordinator

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