I don’t like my sales job. I have to work for long hours and I do not get time to attend the interview for my next job. Is it a wise decision to quit a job in the tough COVID-19 times? (background: 2nd year out of college)
Quitting a job without finding another is similar to jumping off the wall when you do not see the ground. It may be a risk. However, in life, certain risks are to be taken. Since you know your conditions better, it would be advisable to foresee the effects of quitting the job. If you are mentally and financially prepared for it, then you may do that. Alternatively, I would suggest you a better option as per my experience.
Before proceeding further, I must say thanks for giving relevant details in your question for a detailed, appropriate answer.
Yours is a sales job. You may hate your job, but you shouldn’t hate sales. Sales are going to continue in the toughest times even. No doubt, it depends on the product you are selling whether such work si fulfilling or not. But the skills and experience you’ve gained will be resourceful in the future. That means you may change the product or the company to something that you care about, and carry over your experience.
In tough times, like at present due to Covid-19, when the economy is draining, things are more difficult. But that doesn’t mean lifestops. I answer questions like yours often. To my relief, my suggestions work well and it gives me a sense of immense joy when people come back to me with a positive feedback based on the results they get. Well, I do not move any magic wand over them, I speak out of my experience in digital marketing for over the last several years.
Digital Marketing? If you caught that, then that’s the best option for you. Since marketing and sales are very closely related, you will not need to put much effort into learning the basics. You can get lots of online tutorials or leave me a reply for more information on that. In short, that is marketing using online techniques. Some people call it online money making, because many people use it as a side hustle, and then grow it until they quit their day job entirely.
Now, while giving the final shape to my suggestion, I would say that you can start learning that while you are doing your regular job. For that, you need to spare some time, say before going to bed. It doesn’t take much, and I am sure you would develop an interest in that. Start it as a hobby, then work at it part-time, then switch to full time if you want faster results, and finally, you may quit your present job because it’s less rewarding, monetarily and emotionally.
Still, if you can’t figure out for sure what to do, I can suggest you many other options. Here’s a link to my post I’m Ready to Quit My Job YESTERDAY, How Do I Do It? that could give you some ideas.
Quitting a job would be your personal decision. Just know that there’s slightly more risk over getting a replacement job, due to the damaged job market. Sparing some time, no matter what you do, for a better future could be a solution. Above all, your consistent efforts and dedication will determine your success.
I eagerly await your success story. This time in your life could be the beginning of that story.
Stay Positive! Good Luck!