Job Transition Guide When You’re Not Happy

You hear these stories where people get a job at eighteen and stay at it until retirement and you are amazed. Then you hear other stories about people who just move from job to job all their lives. So why are the people and the jobs so different?

First, what are some of the main reasons why people like their jobs?

The hours, the money and the location are probably at the top of the list of what makes a good job. We all want to work the hours we feel we are more productive or fits our schedules better. We all want to feel like we are making money. Plus, nobody likes to travel too far to their job, unless they just have to do it.

Another good reason why people like their job is the place the business itself. If the business is thriving, if it is continually growing and is making more money all the time, and it has a good reputation, it makes you feel proud to say you work at so and so place. That is a good reason to like your job. We all like to feel like we are part of a successful team.

A caring boss is a must as to whether you like your job. If you feel like you can talk to your boss, relate some to your boss and feel like your boss values you, then of course, you will like your job more.

Finally, people likes jobs when they have a chance to better themselves, when they have a chance at advancement. You might stay at a company from age twenty until age sixty-five if during those years, you have a lot of chances of moving up the ladder.

Now on the reverse side of the question, what are some of the things that will cause you to quit a job? Of course, the reverse of the reasoning behind why you love or at least like your job is a fair assessment as why you might quit your job.

If you hate your pay, hate the location of the job and hate the hours, you won't want to stay at this job forever.

You also don't want to stay if you don't like your boss. If you feel like your boss treats you unfairly.

You may also want to quit your job if you have undo stress that the company may be failing or the company is actually failing and slowly you begin to loose benefits.

Finally, you may even want to quit your job if your personal life changes, if you get married or if you have a baby. Your priorities changes as your personal life changes. Maybe you can't work the hours you used to work. Maybe money isn't all that important to you now.

Okay, so what do you do if you decide to quit your job? First, you think. Do not go in and just quit. No matter how angry or frustrated you get. Remember you have to have money coming into your home (unless you are all ready wealthy).

The first thing you may want to do is talk to a career counselor. This counselor can advise you on what types of job openings may be available in your area. He or she may even give you a career test to see where your abilities lay.

Once you decide what type of job you want, you need to start looking for a new job. You do not want to quit your old one, until you have another job secured.

If you are offered a new job that sounds ideal, explain to your new boss that you have to give two weeks notice to your current employer (that makes you look honest and dependable).

Now write a polite resignation letter. Follow all the company's policies when it comes to quitting.

Above all, remember not to burn your bridges. You never know when that boss you hate may have to give you a recommendation or where he/she or you will be in the future.

No, you don't have to stay at a job you hate. But you do some thinking and then take the necessary intelligent steps to find that new job, so you still have a good financial and business future ahead of you.