There is no shortage of advice when it comes to preparing for a job interview. But what's the best way to quit your job?
Amy Lindgren, the president and founder of Prototype Career Services, wrote an article about just that. She takes particular exception to a current YouTube fad:
What is it about nice weather that makes people want to quit their jobs?
It's not scientific, but I swear I see a pattern to conversations when the ice finally goes off the lakes. The sun comes out, the coats go into storage and beleaguered workers declare they cannot stand their jobs one ... more ... minute.
And so another country-Western song is born.
Except these days, the preferred method of self-expression seems to be YouTube videos — unfortunate, as terrible songs tend to fade away without being published, while YouTube, as future historians are bound to discover, is forever.
Lindgren joins us in the studio to talk about the right way and the right time to leave your job.
Learn more about quitting:
•How to (Finally) Quit Your Job
Here's the cold truth: Deciding you want to quit is usually just the first move in a sometimes long and arduous cerebral chess match you'll play with yourself. The reasons that over 70% of Americans stay in jobs they hate might surprise you. I've found that people's inability to quit their current roles had little to do with the perceived riskiness of their new professions, their financial situation, or general economic conditions. The real barrier for most of us is not external. It's our own psychology: We overthink decisions, fear eventual failure, and prioritize near-term, visible rewards over long-range success. (Business Insider)