Sometimes people decide it’s best for them to leave their jobs for many reasons, but it’s important to remember there are consequences when making the decision.
It’s important to think of all the outcomes before making a decision and knowing if the impact is okay on your life.
Here are four things to keep in mind when deciding to quit a job
There are no unemployment benefits in some circumstances.
Just because you quit your job it does not mean you can automatically get unemployment benefits.
To qualify you need to have a good reason.
The reasons vary by state, but some include medical issues, taking care of a family member, or a case of domestic violence.
Before quitting double check with the labor department to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits.
If you leave and don’t have something lined up, you may lose all benefits at the end of the month.
It’s also important to remember where you stand financially before leaving.
Do you have a savings that could support you while you take time to find a new place of employment?
If you’re older, maybe you’re closer to retirement than you realize and can choose that option.
Have another job lined up and ready to go.
Sometimes people have other jobs lined up immediately, and this helps them to keep a steady income to pay the bills.
It’s important to know what the lined up job offers as well, like 401ks or health insurance.
Your career is also important to remember.
Whatever it is you see yourself wanting to do long term, that’s the industry you should try to gain the most experience in.
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