What will you do if you have 30 reasons to quit a job, but, you don’t have any alternative?

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I assume you’re exaggerating, since even one really bad factor of a job is a good reason to quit, let alone 30. But first, ensure and reconsider if the problems are permanent or temporary. If I were in your place, I would ask myself whether these problems will still exist in six months, or if there’s a way to solve them by then. If not, then looking into new work and income opportunities is naturally the best course of action.

As for alternatives, I believe that they always exist; it just takes a change in perspective. Rest easy, because I am here to help you with that.

If I knew a little more about your present job profile, my suggestions could be more specific. Please feel free to reply to me about that. Anyways, here are five tips for you to find and create job alternatives.

#1 Explore your present field: 

After getting annoyed with their present job field, most people start searching for alternatives outside of their field and skills. Sometimes this works, but in general it is advisable to look for work where your current experience makes you an attractive candidate. If possible, have some conversations with your seniors, if they have any overlap in other industries you’d like to work in. There is a possibility, provided your rapport with them is good, they can either suggest you a better role in your existing organization or help lend you an introduction into a related job field you want to try.

#2 Upgrade your skills:

There’s always room to add or upgrade skills to your professional profile. Study the current market trends and shortlist which skills are most in-demand these days. Then, cross-check if you can grasp them with your available resources. If the answer is yes, don’t wait, learn them. In other cases, keep on exploring and upgrading your skills over time, even if you have a comfortable job.

#3 Part-time jobs:

There are many part-time jobs, and you could form an arrangement where you work less with the job you dislike and spend that time on the other job.

#4 Start freelancing:

Freelancing is appealing to a lot of people because you have no boss. They perform a service for people independently. In freelancing, depending upon your skills, you find the clients who might assign you short and long-term tasks. There are many sites like Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer, etc. on which you can create a profile stating your skills and look for jobs. I strongly recommend pricing yourself high and offering something very specific, especially something that businesses would want instead of individual consumers. You have to be able to deliver superb quality, but if you can, you can make pretty good money that way, without ever actually coming into an office or other workplace.

#5 Search for a mentor:

You can approach someone who can guide you into the best career path for you. Try to learn from them and seek their guidance for job alternatives. Be choosy in selecting a mentor. It should be someone who is in the kind of career position that you’d like to be in, and someone who you connect with very well.

With the above tips and a bit of effort at your end, you will eventually find an alternative for your job, so that you can quit your present one or significantly reduce your time spend on it. In addition to the above tips, I would like you to suggest my post: I’m Ready to Quit My Job YESTERDAY, How Do I Do It?. In that post, I have discussed 3S, which is necessary to know if anyone plans to quit a job or has already quit. That post draws inspiration from my experience. I have been through almost the same circumstances when I lost my job and went into depression.

I don’t want anyone to experience the same situation as I faced. So, my post is an initiative to help people who have a troubling job. If you are interested in reading that post, you can visit this link.

In conclusion, had I been having thirty reasons to quit a job without an alternative, I would have kept myself positive and planted multiple seeds to reduce my time there and transition into new income streams, and then lift myself out by leaving the job entirely to focus more on whichever ones work the best.

Please don’t hesitate to discuss more with me. If you would like, I can suggest more specific things and help you with alternatives.

Stay Positive! Good Luck!



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