What are the most important rules never to violate when job hunting?
Have you ever wondered what rules are most important when job hunting? More importantly, which rules could get you in the most trouble – if violated? Sometimes, what you don’t know – can bring you to your knees. Here are three simple rules that, if followed, will save you and your family major heartaches.
Rule #1: Don’t quit your job unless you have a guaranteed better job to move too. If you quit, you lose two valuable things; unemployment insurance and severance. Solution – wait until they let go.
Rule #2: Don’t fall into the trap of waiting until your unemployment insurance and/or severance runs out before starting your search. It could take you at least one-month for each $10,000 in the pay you’re seeking before you find a new position, or longer. Always be looking for a better opportunity even after you become reemployed!
“The best time to look for a better job
is when you have one.”
Rule #3: Don’t take your foot off the job search accelerator! Just because one opportunity looks good, don’t slow down your search. At the last minute this good opportunity could disappear and you’ll be left with nothing, feeling demoralized. Don’t stop your search actions until the day after your first day at your new job.
Bottom-line: When looking for a new job, which you should be doing
while you are employed, do not violate the above rules!