Listen Now: When To Quit
They say the best time to look for a job is when you already have one, but that might not always be the case.
According to the New York Post, 43% of millennials plan to leave their job within the next two years. Of that group, 62% say they would still leave without another opportunity already lined up.
And while staying might provide more security, there are cases when you might be better off quitting and being unemployed. According to Forbes magazine an example is when your current job makes it hard for you to take time off during the workday. This might prevent you from going on an interview or doing research on other companies.
Or maybe you know you can afford it. If you’ve run the numbers for all of your financial obligations and activities for at least three months and can stay afloat, then go ahead and put in your resignation.
It would also help if you can keep your search confidential, otherwise you might be looking for a job whether you like it or not.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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