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Asked by Anonymous

Updated 2w ago

I have been working for 1.5 years and I am intending to quit soon. Is it advisable to quit without a job lining up? My notice period is 2 months.?

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Leong Wen Fong
Leong Wen Fong,
Level 6. Master
Answered on 11 Dec 2018

Better not. If you still need a job to support yourself, then it is best to have another job lined up before handing in your letter. You'll never know how long it takes for you to find a new job.

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Heng Kai Le
Heng Kai Le, Mondomover at School Of Life
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered 2w ago

I’m now working at my 6th job, so I have actual battle experience of leaving a job without securing the next one. 😝

how robust are your emergency funds? The two times I quit without having the next job lined up, I was able to find another job within 1-3 months. But it took me six months last year before I got the current job. So yup, it depends on how comfortable you are with uncertainty

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"Should I stay in this job or move on?"

1. Good boss, good company? This is your ideal situation. If you're here, why are you considering to leave?

2. Bad Boss, Bad Company: Move on as soon as you can, as amicably as you are able to. It will always be best to have another job lined up before you leave.

3. Good Boss, Bad Company: You can learn a lot from you boss despite the bleak future of your company. Focus on building your network and strong, perservering work relationships with colleagues and leverage on it to find a more fulfilling job before quitting.

4. Bad boss, Good Company: You still do have room to grow. Similarly, here, build your skills and focus on becoming a more desirable, employable employee, while you make new connections and expand your network with finding a new job in mind.

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Teoh Zetong
Teoh Zetong,
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 10 Jan 2019

hahha, it's always easy to throw the letter, find a job first before tendering.

that said, if in your industry you find you keep getting rejected after citing your two months' notice period, you should consider quitting without any offer but at least have some interviews lined up.

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