A Word of Advice Before You Resign From Your Job
By Folarin Longe
Resigning from a job, even one that we don’t like, can be quite stressful. Unless it’s done on the spur of the moment or in the heat of anger, the decision to resign is usually the result of many days of reflection and consultation. It often stems from a sense of hopelessness that a particular job situation cannot be satisfactorily improved or resolved, hence our decision to move on and hopefully improve our lot some place else.
On the surface, there appears to be nothing wrong with this line of thought. In fact, it almost seems the logical thing to do. However, I’ve noticed a rather strange phenomenon over the past year – the rising number of people who resign from an organization, only to return within a few months, often to the same job and on the same pay as they left. Assuming that their old employers haven’t suddenly improved their retention skills overnight, the answer to the question seems to lie more with the job seekers themselves. In my experience, many people simply don’t consider all of the options available to them before deciding to quit. This is unfortunate because most of us have at least six legitimate career options at any given point in time. For example, we can: ... Read more