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Is it Selfish to Quit?

Nearly every week it seems, I hear from someone in this community asking some form of this question: Is it selfish to quit my job? On the one hand, this tells me that the people who connect with my work are nice. They worry about putting their colleagues in a difficult situation. They don’t want to focus so deeply on their own career goals that they harm others in the process. But on the other hand, there’s a point at which niceness goes too far…

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Quiet Quitting Isn’t New (and It’s Not Helpful)

If you’ve been paying attention to the news and social media over the past two weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard the term “quiet quitting”. For some unknown reason, this concept has gained a lot of traction lately, but don’t be fooled. It’s not a new idea. It’s also not an especially helpful addition to the very necessary conversations being had around work/life balance, boundaries, and the monumental shifts happening in the workplace as a result of the pandemic.

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Is a Two-Week Notice Necessary When You Quit?

Recently, I’ve seen some discussion around the topic of the traditional two-week notice period given when you quit a job. Some folks are saying it’s no longer necessary. Some argue it is. So, as a career coach, I wanted to weigh in on the topic and offer my professional opinion. Simply put: YES,...

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15 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

As a career coach, I hear a lot of the same questions. While human beings are endlessly unique, they’re also surprisingly similar. Many people struggle with the same career and workplace challenges. One of the most common questions I hear is this: “How do I know when it’s time to quit?” It’s a...

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Career Success A to Z: Q is for Quit

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Today’s topic is a deserving one. However, some may wonder what it has to do with career success. After all, winners never quit and quitters never win, right? I despise that old cliché...

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Bad Career Advice: Never Give Up

This post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. I understand the sentiment behind this piece of advice and clearly, its intent is to push you past your own perceived limits. While its heart is in the right...

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Ready to Quit Your Job? Read This First

Okay, so you gotta get out. I hear you. You’re practically screaming it from the rooftops. It’s time. But let’s not be hasty here. Believe me; I’ve done this a few times. It’s much more effective to focus on doing it right. Here are a few of the ideas I like to review with my career coaching...

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