Your boss drives you crazy. Or the hours are utterly ridiculous. Or, maybe, you have the co-worker from hell, and the boss won’t do anything about it. Whatever it is, you’ve decided that you can’t take one more minute, and you quit without a new job lined up. No problem. You’re a good saver, and you have a bit of cash stored up. Surely you can find a new job with no problem, right?
Well, unless your actual health is truly in danger (physical or mental), quitting without a new job lined up is a bad, bad, bad idea. Here are five reasons why.
1. Let’s talk references. For most background checks when you say, “Don’t contact my current employer” the recruiter will respect that. Most people don’t tell their bosses they are job hunting. So, this raises no red flags. However, if you’ve quit your last job because your boss was a nightmare, and you say, “please don’t contact,” it’s going to raise all sorts of red flags. Why not? And, there’s no law preventing the recruiter from not contacting your former employer anywhere. Do you really want the person you hate with a burning passion (and who probably doesn’t care much for you) to be your most important reference? Because your most recent job is always your most important reference.
To keep reading, click here: 6 Reasons You Don’t Want to Quit Without a New Job