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PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: 13 Signs You Need to Quit Your Job


It’s never a good idea to quit your job without having another job lined up. That said, sometimes there are signals that you should start finding that new job as soon as possible. In this week’s roundup, we look at a few symptoms of a job that begs for your resignation letter, plus the best books to read instead of getting a life coach, and the interview follow-up you’re not doing.


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Alison Doyle at Job Searching: 13 Signs You Need to Quit Your Job Sooner Rather Than Later

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How do you know when to quit?

“For one, you should always follow your gut,” Doyle writes. “If you deeply hate your job, then you should absolutely start looking for other opportunities. If you’re on the fence, then you should open your eyes to feelings, thoughts and happenings in your life that might point to the exit sign.”

These are just a few signs that it might be time to go.

Emmelie De La Cruz at The Branding Muse: The Top Books to Get Your Mind Right in 2016

“Can’t afford a life coach?” De La Cruz asks on Twitter. “Read one of these books.”

Her picks contain classics old and new like Who Moved My Cheese? and The 4-Hour Workweek. Whether you’re hoping to get organized or earn a promotion or build your personal brand, there’s probably something on this list that will help you take your career to the next level in 2016.

Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa: Interview Follow-Up: Do It Better

“You know how to research companies, how to tweak your resume and even how to answer tough interview questions. But do you really know how to follow-up after the interview?” asks Morgan. “If you’ve been invited to interview it means the company is already interested in you. You will either seal the deal or blow the show. What can you do to woo the employer and land the job?”

Sure, you know you should send a thank-you note, and you might even know to close out your interview by asking about next steps. But chances are, there’s something on this list you’re not doing – and should be. Find out how to step up your interview game, here.

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