Time to Resign? How to Make the Biggest Career Decision [Infographic]

Do you have the perfect job? If your answer is “yes,” you’re one of the lucky ones. Most of us have yet to find our dream job. And unless you hit the job search lottery, you’ve probably asked yourself: Why am I still doing this? You’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker leaves their job about every four and a half years. But leaving a job is a big decision. How do you know when it’s time to resign?

Is It Time to Resign and Move On?

To help you determine if it’s finally time to turn in your two-weeks notice, take a look at this infographic from resume.io.  As you’ll see, it features a helpful flowchart to walk you through this important  decision-making process.

Work your way down through the chart. Along the way, stop to thoughtfully ask yourself each question. The chart will give you actionable advice depending on how you answer. Perhaps more important, the infographic will help you explore why you’re feeling that you might want to resign. It will ask how to determine what you want from your career. And you’ll learn if your current situation could be improved before making a final decision. Be sure to check out our favorite section of the infographic, which discusses what to do if you’ve decided to stay at your job.

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. Of course, in the end, the decision is yours to make. It’s not an easy one. But your job is a very large part of your life. Shouldn’t you use every tool possible to determine what’s right for you?

Just make sure you don’t burn any bridges on your way out the door.





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