Want to Quit, But Afraid to Resign?

After a lot of thought, you’ve decided you’re ready to step down from your current job and pursue a different position. There’s just one problem: you’re too scared to take that final step and hand in your notice.

Read on for advice on how to overcome your fear of resigning from your job.

Draft Your Resignation Letter

Does even the idea of talking to your boss about quitting make you queasy? Going ahead and drafting a resignation letter may help you review the talking points and think through how you would start the conversation.

Once you have the completed letter ready to give to your manager, handing it in may not feel as intimidating.

Consider & Address Any Concerns

Before you move to quit your job, it’s worth considering whether the concerns you have about leaving are valid reasons to stay in your position a little longer. Ask yourself:

  • Can I afford to quit? How will my finances be affected?
  • What is my career plan for after I leave this job?
  • How will quit affect my resume and job outlook?

If finances are tight and there aren’t a lot of options out there, it may be worth it to reconsider leaving for the time being. If the outlook is good and the main thing holding you back is nerves, that’s a different story.

Confide in a Non-Work Friend

Talking to a friend (who isn’t your coworker!) about your worries related to quitting can be a great way to process the different factors and receive support.

When you spend a lot of time in a work environment, it can be difficult to make decisions objectively. An outside perspective from a reliable friend can be helpful in these circumstances.

Look for a New Job

Having a new job waiting for you will make it easier to leave your current position. Besides lessening the potential financial and professional costs of resigning, lining up a new job is exciting and can make the process less stressful.

Get Hired with a Staffing Agency

When you go through a staffing agency to find a new position, you can work with experts who can provide insight into the industry and help you find the best job for you.

OneSource Staffing is here to assist you with your job search. To find out how we can help you discover your next job, visit our job board today.

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