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How To Make Sure You Are Leaving Your Job For The Right Reasons?

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Today, securing an excellent job in the labour market is a quite daunting task. Having a superb qualification may not be enough. You need to know where to find employers that require your skills and services. Jobsora.com is a job search engine which allows job seekers to connect with potential employers. You get to see job vacancies available within whichever location you select. You may also choose to upload your CV on the website to increase your chances of getting an interview. Using a resume maker to build your resume will surely boost your chance of success, as well. 

Choosing to leave a job or to stay despite prevailing inconveniences is one of the primary thoughts that keep plaguing the mind of workers every day. Having a difficult boss, hectic workload, and other factors may tempt workers to make rash decisions and quit their jobs abruptly. However, the truth is that quite many people who left their jobs hurriedly have come to regret their hasty action. This post will guide you on how to decide that it is time to leave your job. You will feel no regrets if you act based on a well-informed assessment instead of using mere impulse.

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Jobsora.com is a job search engine which allows job seekers to connect with potential employers. Pixabay

Wrong reasons for leaving a job

First, we look at some reasons which people give that ( in our opinion ) are not enough to make a worker quit his or her job.

Evil Bosses and co-workers: In most workplaces, there is always a boss who other workers may not be able to get along with. If you feel you will leave your current job for another because of your boss, then imagine that you meet a similar wicked boss in your new job. Will it be worth the move then? As for worrisome co-workers, you may have to be more tolerant. When this doesn’t work, file an official report against them.

Facing disciplinary action: Quitting when facing disciplinal action at work is dangerous to your reputation. If you eventually need a recommendation letter from the organization, you may not get a good report.

Promised a better offer elsewhere: Earning more money sounds very attractive but have you considered the cost? Will you work more time, spend more time commuting, and so on?

You decide to further your education: If you have a decent job already, don’t quit it to acquire more certificates. You can run online or part-time courses and still keep your job. There is no guarantee that having obtained the certificate will automatically get you a better job.

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Right reasons for leaving your job

After careful considerations, if you have any or a combination of the reasons below, you may decide to leave your job.

Health hazard: What risks are you exposed to because of your job? If you are getting sick or mentally destabilized due to the nature of your job, you may quit.

Changing career direction: When you intend to go into another profession, you may quit. Many people have found themselves perform better and earning more after changing careers. Be it doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and so on.

In the wake of company crises: When it is obvious that your company is in financial or very deep organizational crises, you may quit. This could save you being sacked eventually.

Opportunity for career advancement: If you work as an intern a company, and you are offered an unchanging position in another promising company, you can go for a stable offer.

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Things to consider before you quit your job

You need to have an honest and in-depth analysis of your job and other factors such as family and finance, to mention a few. Get a pen and paper. Write as many answers are possible to these questions so you can get a holistic view of your decision.

  • What will I lose if I leave my job?
  • What will I gain if I leave my job?
  • What will I lose if I continue with my job?
  • What will I gain if I continue my job?
  • If I leave my job now, how do I sustain myself before I get another job?
  • Am I well prepared to leave my job now?

Giving honest answers to the above questions will help you know the full implications of the decision you are about to make. Sometimes you may have good reasons to leave, but you are not adequately prepared for it. It is wise to exercise patience, prepare, and take your leave.

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What to do when you finally make up your mind to leave?

Once you have decided to leave your job, you have to be very professional about it. How you leave the job can affect how your employer and co-workers will relate with you afterward. Remember that you may need a recommendation from your employer to get a new job.

  • Ensure you talk to your boss in person about your resignation.
  • Since it is legal to give your employer at least two weeks prior notice, act accordingly. Submit your resignation letter in time.
  • Be brief when asked for the reason for your resignation.
  • Be polite in the way you approach your boss.
  • Ask for anything you can help with within your two-week timeline.
  • Tell only a few concerned co-workers about your resignation. If you work in a team, tell your team how much you appreciate their efforts.
  • Return all company materials that are in your custody and if possible, get clearance for them.

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Digital Media Makes it Tougher for White Collar Criminals To Get a Job

The study involved white collar criminals after release from prison. Seventeen participants, aged 30-65, were questioned and their answers analysed

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Because of Digital Media coverage, white collar criminals end up with having a "personal digital criminal legacy" . Pixabay

The archive, search and sharing features of Digital Media ensure that the online identity of those convicted of white collar crimes, such as fraud and bribery is dominated by their crime long after a sentence is completed, making it much tougher for them to get jobs and reintegrate with society, says a study.

The “labels” attached to them on digital media may have long-term negative effect on their rehabilitation, said the study published in the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice.

“Historically it has been assumed that white collar crime was un-newsworthy and offenders were unlikely to be confronted by the negative impacts of adverse publicity,” said lead author David Shepherd from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth in England.

“Consequently, there has been very little research in this field. We wanted to assess this perception and explore the accounts of some white collar criminals who have experienced the attention of the press,” Shepherd said.

Because of online media coverage, white collar criminals end up with having a “personal digital criminal legacy” (PDCL), said the study.

This sticks with them, disrupting their lives and the lives of their families, long after the reported crimes.

The study involved white collar criminals after release from prison. Seventeen participants, aged 30-65, were questioned and their answers analysed.

Overall the group became less economically productive after release from prison. Two remained long-term unemployed and five could only find work in the gig economy where fewer questions are asked.

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The archive, search and sharing features of Digital Media ensure that the online identity of those convicted of white collar crimes, such as fraud and bribery is dominated by their crime long after a sentence is completed, making it much tougher for them to get jobs and reintegrate with society, says a study. Pixabay

The association of stymied employment opportunities, a permanent criminalised digital identity and Google was keenly felt by all the participants.

“I was all over the Internet, all over the BBC news, so if I typed in my details on Google you will find everything about me,” Tony, an employee convicted of occupational fraud, said.

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Frank, a businessman convicted of corporate fraud, said: “You can’t erase Google. And the problem is the media portrayal of what went on. It wasn’t the truth and it’s rarely the truth. But that’s what people read, and if they read it, they believe it.” (IANS)