5 Things You Must Do Before You Quit a Job

Have you ever dreamt of quitting your job to attain an unrealized ambition? Million Americans are doing so right now.

Many Americans seem to be quitting their jobs to ambitiously pursue preferred vocations.

Meanwhile, millions of jobs are available. Employers are having a hard time filling those vacant jobs because many are low-paying, part-time, or unfulfilling as a career option.

However, just because you can do something does not necessarily mean that you should.

The average American makes $30,000 to $50,000 annually. And the average person owes over $90,500 in personal debts.

We can’t tell you not to quit your job. That is a personal decision.

But at least take these five proactive steps to protect your personal financial future before you do.

Give notice

Give your employer at least a two-week notice before quitting. That gives your employer time to begin transitioning your position so they aren’t short of vital workers.

Be humble

Don’t send angry work emails settling scores or grudges. And don’t have celebratory parties on-site or off-site with co-workers celebrating your imminent self-actuated unemployment.

You may find yourself in a position where you need to inquire about your old job with your former employer. Don’t burn bridges on the way out.

Get recommendation letters

If you are a skilled worker leaving a long-time vocation, having a good recommendation letter will help you stand out when looking for new work.

Re-calculate your budget and go over your finances

Unless you have a new job lined up you could be unemployed for a while. Recalculate your budget and tweak your household budget as necessary.

Maintain a connection network

We usually get our first job through friends or connections. Maintain a professional network with former coworkers, friends, and relatives in case new employment opportunities arise.

Recommended Articles

5 Tips On How to Retire with $500,000

The effects of retiring without a clear and suitable retirement plan can be disastrous, as borne out by the fact that Americans are filing for bankruptcy in ever-increasing numbers. Since

5 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Health

We know that providing our bodies with good quality nutrition, sufficient hydration, and plenty of exercise plays a vital role in the state of our health. Yet, when it comes

Renewable Power is Cheaper, but Massive Power Bill Spikes Will Happen Anyway

Most electricity today is provided by burning oil and coal. Yet the world is preparing for the eventual phasing out of fossil fuels and the gradual implementation of eco-friendly renewable

6 Smart Ways to Invest Your Emergency Fund

The first rule of financial planning is that you need to have an emergency cash reserve which is sufficient to cover your living expenses for at least three to six

Warren Buffett: ‘I Blew It’ by Not Investing More In This Tech Stock

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has steadily been buying up more shares of Amazon. Berkshire recently increased its stake in the e-commerce tech giant by 11%, the company revealed in a

Could Heartburn Medicine Actually Give You a Heart Attack?

The symptoms of heartburn can make you feel like your heart is on fire, but taking medication to soothe it may put you at a higher risk for a heart

6 Frugal Habits That Can Make You Rich

Some people pick up frugal habits early, learning from their parents or grandparents. Others may develop the habit of frugality after going through financial troubles. Frugal people’s view of money

5 Crucial Money Decisions If You Are Forced to Retire Early

Forced retirement is a problem many folks are grappling with these days. Around 37% of retirees in the country leave work earlier than they had expected, typically due to health

6 Tips to Cope With a Job Loss Just Before Retirement

Workers in their 50s and 60s are facing the prospect of getting laid off just before the retirement door is about to open in front of them. According to a

Stop Osteoporosis in Its Tracks with These Bone-Building Foods

Osteoporosis literally translates as "thinning of bone." It is a medical condition that results in the reduction of bone mineral density and bone mass, as well as deterioration of bone

A Weekend at This Luxury Hotel Costs More Than a Typical House

As of July 2019, the average price of a hotel room in the United States was $135 a night. Renting a hotel room in a large metropolitan city costs $236 a

4 Reasons You Should Cancel or Downgrade Life Insurance

Life insurance is like a parachute. There are no second chances if you need it and don’t have it. But life situations and finances change all of the time. Here