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

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Many people who left their jobs hurriedly regrets their hasty action. Pixabay

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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On Jobsora you get to see job vacancies available within whichever location you select. Pixabay

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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As India’s Economy Becomes Weaker, Finding Job Becomes Harder

As India’s Economy Sputters, Finding Work or Employment Becomes Harder

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The slowdown in the construction sector, the second biggest employment provider after agriculture, is the most visible sign of India’s sputtering economy. Pixabay

By Anjana Pasricha

Tens of thousands of migrants from India’s countryside poured into the city of Gurugram as gleaming chrome and glass office buildings, high-rise apartments and upmarket shopping malls transformed the sleepy farming village on New Delhi’s outskirts into a booming business district over the last 15 years.

Huge construction projects and busy factories made it easy to find steady work in the city whose rapid growth coincided with a decade-long economic boom that lifted 270 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016.

Among them was 27-year old Javed Khan, who arrived more than a decade ago. As he searched for work, his first stop was a city intersection where day laborers gather to wait for contractors to pick them up. “When I first came here, I earned a decent wage,” he said. “Work went very well.”

But these days, he grows despondent as the wait at the same intersection becomes longer and longer. Khan said work has been hard to come by in the last year. “One-thousand of us collect here daily. Only 30 or 40 get picked up. The rest of us slowly go home.”

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Vehicles drive past the commercial towers in Gurugram on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. VOA

The swelling numbers of those searching for work is not surprising. Not many new buildings are going up as economic growth plummets to its lowest rate in a decade — from 8% four years ago to a projected 5% in the fiscal year that ends in March.

The slowdown in the construction sector, the second biggest employment provider after agriculture, is the most visible sign of India’s sputtering economy. It is a huge blow for millions of people who depend on daily wage job in cities to support themselves and their families back in villages. Rural areas depend heavily on remittances from migrant construction laborers.

Adarsh Kumar, 21, arrived in Gurugram three years ago. He said for two years he earned enough to send money to his parents, but now he can barely pay for his own room and board. “You work for 10 days and you sit idle for 20 days managing on that money.”

Low-income workers are not the only ones who have been badly hit in India’s struggling construction sector.

At the height of the economic boom, tens of thousands of homebuyers invested in housing projects in Noida, another fast-growing neighborhood in New Delhi’s vicinity. Now, partially constructed buildings dot the skyline as a credit crunch cripples developers and stalls hundreds of projects.

It is a huge blow for middle-class families. Some have seen their savings erode while others are stuck paying mortgages for unfinished homes.

Alpana Majumdar invested nearly $50,000 in an apartment in Noida that was to be completed five years ago, and for which she is still waiting to take possession of. “We were thinking if we get that house, we can give it on rent and I can earn some money from there,” she said.

With less money in their pockets, an aspirational middle class is buying fewer goods like cars and refrigerators — a hard blow to a country whose economy is largely powered by the money spent by its burgeoning middle class.

Auto showrooms are facing their slowest demand in 20 years while small shops cope with dropping sales as daily wage workers struggle to eke out a living.

The other big employment provider, factories and exporting units located in Gurugram’s industrial hub, are not faring much better. Exports have declined for six months in a row.

Kumar was among those who drew a blank in his search for work in export factories. “There are no vacancies anywhere. Even companies are not hiring.”

Economist N.R. Bhanumurthy at New Delhi’s National Institute of Finance and Policy said the slowdown is now in a “full-blown phase.”

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Construction workers face a lot of problem due to the weakening of Indian economy. VOA

There is a decline in the demand from the external sector, from the household sector and from the private sector,” Bhanumurthy said. “Given this kind of slowdown across the sectors of the economy, that is why we are seeing a very sharp slowdown in the overall growth.”

The government has announced a series of measures to boost exports and manufacturing, as well as revive the housing sector, including a fund of nearly $1.5 billion to complete unfinished housing projects. It has cut taxes for the middle class in a bid to spur consumer spending.

While such steps may lead to a nascent recovery, economists do not expect a significant rebound.

They said it will be difficult for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet his goal of propelling India into a $5 trillion economy by 2025 or providing jobs for the millions entering a work force in a country where two-thirds of the population is under 35.

Both targets would require India to grow at more than 8% a year, and there are no signs of such a dramatic pickup on the horizon.

“When this $5 trillion target was fixed we were not sure it was based on any analysis,” said Bhanumurthy. “It maybe (was) a wishful kind of target.”

It has been a steep fall for India, which, until a year ago, was the world’s fastest growing major economy with a plunging poverty rate.

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Those searching for work in Gurugram said times are the hardest in recent memory. “I have to pay $70 for a room, then I have to buy rations daily. If I don’t earn, how will I afford anything?” a woman named Reshma asked as she waited at the city intersection. Her eyes remained fixed on the road as she hoped that a builder who needed an extra pair of hands would stop. (VOA)