Millennials are infamous for job hopping. Employers don’t trust them enough. And you and me are part of the same community. I know what you are thinking and how do you feel about it. It’s not fair, right? To have a preconceived notion about you just because you have changed jobs in the past for some reasons. I understand you. There must have been legitimate reasons for job change. A personal issue, a medical emergency, relocation, a family matter, or a toxic workplace. And there are valid reasons even now.
There’s absolutely no need to feel guilty about quitting your job
A job is a part of your life. Why feel guilty about moving on to the next chapter of your life? You found a better career opportunity and it’s perfectly fine to explore it to the best of your potential. But at the same time, it’s important to do it gracefully and professionally. Leaving a job on good terms would keep the doors open for you. Later on, you can explore possibilities of collaboration with your current employer. And before leaving, you must express gratitude to your boss and co-workers.
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No Thumb Rule for how long to stay at a job before quitting
Staying at a job for a year is a good piece of advice but it doesn’t always work. People can have legitimate reasons for job change just in a few months or even days at work. There are certain things that are not under your control such as a medical emergency or a family matter that requires your immediate attention. Sometimes, you can find yourself extremely uncomfortable in the new workplace and it simply continues to get worse. Nobody can work under such circumstances unless it is a life or death situation. And I don’t see millennials, people like you and me, compromising on the work environment.
As discussed earlier, there is a way to quit even when you have legitimate reasons for job change. It is always best to keep your exit from an organization professional and graceful. It’s part of the fundamental work ethic and does not require any extra effort. Right from informing to your boss to expressing gratitude for all the opportunities, this process is important.
Yes, you have valid reasons for job change. But are you making an elegant exit? Think about it. If you need any help, connect with us. We will hear you out. After understanding your reasons for job change, we will help you find the way to do it right.