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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Advice on Changing Careers

Most people if they had planned the right way are ready to leave one job for another. There are many people who do that and then realize they made too many changes a little to fast. So what can you do to lessen the blow of leaving one job and then beginning another.

One of the first things you should do is to be prepared by not quitting one job without having another job. This way it alleviates the pressure of rushing around and panicking when you can't pay the rent because you impulsively quit your job. We know the temptation is there sometimes to just walk away and think I will have no trouble finding a job but the truth is chances are unless you left on good terms you will not get a recommendation from your old job.

Be smart and you will be Ok.

Once you have decided to quit your job that is when you can begin looking for a new job. The beauty of looking for a new job while still working is that you still have money coming in. Once you have interviewed and they call you that you got the job. They will ask you when you can start. You want to take a week off between jobs so explain that you need to give a two week notice and you need a week to tie up lose end. Chances are they will have no problem giving you that time. It will also look good to them that you are considerate of your job to give them a 2 week notice. It does show character.

The next thing you need to do is write a letter or resignation and give it to your boss as soon as possible. Because the letter of resignation should have the two week notice in it and it will be effective from the date you give it to your boss. You want to make sure that you give them 2 weeks plus have that week off in between.

Planning is half the key, if you plan the right way you can successfully switch jobs without any type of stress and you can make everyone happy. Your old jib will get two weeks to replace you, you get a week off to relax and unwind before starting a new job and your new job will get a fresh, rested new employee.


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