My growth is pretty stagnant in my job and I intend to leave soon. Is it true that companies are more unwilling to "wait" as my notice period is 3 months. Should I quit or secure a job first? - Seedly
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Asked on 20 Apr 2020

My growth is pretty stagnant in my job and I intend to leave soon. Is it true that companies are more unwilling to "wait" as my notice period is 3 months. Should I quit or secure a job first?

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Edwin
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered 3w ago

Depend on your industry. If your industry is doing well and there are companies hiring, you can serve notice, send resumes and go for interviews at the same time.

By placing fixed available date rather than 3 months' notice on your resume, the potential employers will know when you can join by the latest.​​​

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Heng Kai Le
Heng Kai Le, Mondomover at School Of Life
Level 6. Master
Answered on 14 May 2020

I'm working in my 6th job and for some instances, it really took me six months to secure the next job. So I think you got to prepare yourself mentally that if you quit, you may be unemployed for this amount of time. Additionally, with the current depressing economic climate, it may probably take you longer.

I don't work in HR, so I can't comment for sure, but your notice period of 3 months may actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise because while companies are not actively hiring at the moment, they will have hiring needs in the next quarter. So I think you should just send out resumes first.

There's also a point of view that the longer we stay unemployed, the less attractive we appear to prospective employers. So I will suggest that you tahan in your current job for now.

I wrote here about 5 things I do whenever I intend to job-hop. Maybe it will help you:

https://seedly.sg/questions/what-are-some-things-i-should-do-in-advance-if-i-plan-to-quit-my-job-in-a-while

good luck!

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Cedric Jamie Soh
Cedric Jamie Soh, Director at Seniorcare.com.sg
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 20 Apr 2020

Yes most companies are unwilling to wait.

I won't even entertain interviewing a candidate that can only start work in 3 mths unless that candidate is extremely special....

But I have to highlight most people will secure a job first before quiting.

But if you are not most people, ie you do not have to worry about financial considerations, then quit first will allow you options that others are unable to.

  1. a sabbatical to rest and learn new skills?

  2. a job offer from a company that cannot wait for 1 or 2 mths for you?

  3. entreprenuer testing a business idea?

Hope you get your dream career soon!

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It depends on the company, the demand and supply of the market, as well as the skillset that you are willing and able to bring to your future employer.

As always, you should secure a job first before tendering. Otherwise, you risk being jobless.

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