When is it the right time to quit your job?

When is the right time to quit? When is too soon, or too late? Wondering if it is time to move on? This is one of the most important decisions that you will need to make in managing a successful career. This week’s podcast is from our recent Canadian Career Development Webinar with Karen Burns author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use!

Karen has had 59 jobs and quit 58 times (she was only fired once) she is an expert in knowing when to leave for a new role.

I find that many people stay in a job too long for a variety of reasons;

1. Too loyal (yes, you can be too loyal)

2. Don’t enjoy job hunting.

3. Unsure about where to go next in their career.

4. Not prepared for new opportunity.

Don’t let these elements get in the way of having a great career. Karen shared “knowing when to quit and how to quit, are fundamental skills in managing your career.”

This week’s 60 Second Workout-Get prepared for new opportunity by refreshing your resume.

Continue the conversation on my blog. What are your thoughts about quitting?

This week’s CareerPoll: How many of your roles came through your network?

Last week’s CareerPoll: Which is more important in career advancement, soft skills or hard skills?

The Canadian Career Development Webinar: Finding and landing your next role through word of mouth-Join Sean Moffit Tues, June 1 12-1 P.M. ET

One very important method of increasing your visibility and gaining that inside track is through word-of-mouth marketing, through personally connecting on an individual and community level. How is this type of self-marketing accomplished and how can it help your career? Join Sean Moffitt, word-of-mouth marketing expert and founder of Agent Wildfire. Sean has spent 15 years in senior client and agency marketing and innovation roles for Canada’s most loved brands, Sean has established himself as one of Canada’s leading marketing innovators and the thought leader in the word of mouth industry. He has chaired the Canadian Marketing Association From Mass to Grass Word of Mouth Conference, authored over 500+ posts on the subject at his popular blog Buzz Canuck and is a frequent consultant, commentator and speaker on new media and marketing subjects.

To register and get more information click here

FREE Webinar: Get the Right Career Right Now! Invest 1 hour of your time to help manage risk in your career? Join me Friday, June 4 12-1 P.M. ET. This complimentary 1-hour workshop is based on my book, Get the Right Job Right Now! It’s easy to learn simple ways to take control of your career, all from the comfort & convenience of your own desk. Limited to 20 participants. Click to register.

Looking for help with your personal brand ? Who’s your career coach ? Need help with a professional resume, job search, and interview preparation? Invest in yourself — get the edge in this competitive job market. Take a small step and book an initial consultation with me.

Knowing, along the road with you!

Alan

PS. Looking for support with your job search? The 90 Day Career Search Program can help reduce the stress and time to a new role.

PPS. Looking to expand your network and raise your visibility in Ottawa? Wed June 2 6:30-0 PM I will be speaking at the Ottawa launch of The League of Kick Ass Business People.