If you do quit without securing a job first, it’s important for you to keep yourself active. And we don’t just mean staying fit (which is also important), but also mentally fit.
What this means is that even if you are taking a short break from work to ponder over your career options or seek a short adventure, you need to ensure that these few months are spent in a meaningful way. For example, you could spend some time helping out a friend’s SME business or even to start your own small business.
Alternatively, you can also take some courses to upgrade and better prepare yourself for a future role in the sector that you are looking at.
The important thing here is to make sure that your time is well spent even though you are not working. Keeping yourself active is a good signal to your future employers that you are someone who is aware of what he or she wants, and who would make meaningful plans to work towards your goals.
So have a plan set out for yourself before you quit or consider a job switch. As the saying goes, if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.
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