I changed jobs three times in my 20s.
Although it was only three sessions, I was forced to think and learn many things.
In this article, I would like to talk about "preparing for a career change". It is more of a mindset talk than a specific procedure.
*I am speaking here for those who already know deep down inside themselves that they want to change jobs. I am not trying to encourage you to change jobs.
- Two patterns I experienced when changing jobs
- Changing jobs itself involves a great deal of effort and heartache, so it's better to lighten the load on your mind.
- It's important to be prepared to quit right away when the hard times really hit your limit.
- Is it normal to have a hard job? Of course not!
Two patterns I experienced when changing jobs
I myself have always felt this way whenever I changed jobs.
Pattern 1: When you quit your job with a lot of vigor, saying it was "too hard.
I once quit a company after 5 months of employment because it was too hard.
at that timeI was secretly looking for a new job before I quit.I joined the next company at the same time I resigned, so I did not have to worry about financial worries, etc. (Although the company found out I was looking for a new job while I was still working there and was angry with me).
Pattern 2: When you quit your job in a hurry, saying, "I'll find a job soon anyway.
So the next time I changed jobs, I thought, "I haven't found a new job yet, but I'm sure I'll find one soon♪" and quit with a bang.
Then it was hard to find one, and I was in a lot of pain financially. I was falling all over the place, which surprised me.
It was really heartbreaking. Dark times...
Changing jobs itself involves a great deal of effort and heartache, so it's better to lighten the load on your mind.
If you can find a new job easily, there is nothing better and nothing to worry about.
If you are confident that you can find it, it's totally fine to quit with no thought or vigor.
I'm not sure what to say! As I mentioned above, I thought after my second job change.
ifHard work during employment → Quit on a spur of the moment → Can't find a new job → Savings dwindle rapidly → Money worries → Can't find a new job → ・・・・・.
If only things had gone this way.I can't stand the idea that I quit my job because it was too hard for me, and then I was let go, and now I have to go through even more hardship in my job search.I thought. Like waves of stress coming over and over again.
I thought, "Why can't I just get out of this black company? But in fact, the fear of not being able to find a new job and having only my savings dwindle away was unbearable.
To begin with, changing jobs is a major event in one's life, and the time and effort that goes into it is incredible. It really is.
If possible, you want your job search to go as smoothly as possible, and without thinking about anything else.
I don't want to endure the fear of losing money and finding a suitable new job.
It's important to be prepared to quit right away when the hard times really hit your limit.
So what I'm trying to say is, if you are saying to yourself, "Seriously, I'm having a hard time at work. I want to quit! Damn it, I'm changing jobs! I'm going to change jobs!", please prepare yourself as soon as possible.
When you think it's hard, it's a sign that your mind is feeling some kind of uneasiness or discomfort about the job. It is better to be sensitive to that feeling.
Resigning with a bang! Now, get a new job!" Instead, you must move forward quietly and quietly behind the scenes.
In other words, you have to have the arrangements in place.
I think it is natural to make these preparations if you are changing jobs, but if you are overwhelmed with daily tasks or have too many painful emotions, you may want to quit with a great deal of vigor.
So, I think each person has his or her own circumstances, such as the ease of changing jobs.
- People whose current jobs are so demanding that they do not have time to change jobs.
- People who are stuck because they are worried that their job change will be discovered.
- People who don't work and don't have enough savings to slow down their job search.
So many of you may not be able to easily do what I am telling you now.
However, if you still have a few moments to spare in your mind, you can proceed smoothly by doing what you can while you are still in office and resigning.
For example, there are many ways to prepare, and it is best (if you can afford it) to proceed to the point where you receive a job offer from your new employer if possible (if there is no risk).
- Just register with a job search site.
- Prepare a question-and-answer style paper.
- Add a favorite job search site of your choice.
- Save for living expenses during job search
- Save money for living expenses during your job search by working a second job.
You can do a lot of prep work, such as
I was constantly creating ESs on job search websites. I was also increasing my favorite companies and entering a lot of applications.
By the way.I'm at my mental limit! If you think you are going to be depressed if you go any further, you should put your body first as soon as possible.
You can't even change jobs if your body is destroyed. If you have come this far, you can take a leave of absence.
What I want to say here is that those who have not reached their limits but want to change jobs because it is too hard should prepare as much as possible, because it will be easier later on.
Preparation is the key in tough times.
Is it normal to have a hard job? Of course not!
Is the job hard?
I don't think so. It sounds like a kind of brainwashing that we have to endure because work is hard.
By nature we should be allowed to do what we like. I believe it is no exaggeration to say that we were born to do what we like.
This world is rife with religious ideas, but we should not live for practice. Work should not exist to make a living.
I truly believe that I live to do what I love.
So I think the idea that work is hard is a bit off.
I wish such stereotypes, or ideas trapped in religious practice, would go away.
I was crushed by the anxiety of not being able to find a new job.
I don't want to go through that experience again.
Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not let the momentum of your desire to be released from a painful workplace get the better of you, but instead proceed with preliminary preparations in a stealthy manner.