Has anyone quit without something lined up that saw success with it? I feel like I hear horror stories about it often. I am feeling trapped & unable to succeed. Really not sure where to turn

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I did it a few years back and tried to pivot careers, which made it more difficult. Successfully got an offer within 3 months which was the runway I had allowed myself. Definitely mentally tough and deflating at times, so would not recommend if making a career switch.

So coming from someone who has done it successfully, line something up before quitting!

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It is always easier to look for jobs when you have a job. A bit more leverage for you

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I quit without a job because I was really burnt out and working in a super toxic work environment. But, I was in the final rounds of interviewing at 3 different places and wound up getting offers from all of them shortly after I quit.

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It took me 5 months to find my ideal next job and I did it while still flying out for project work. It’s a ton of work to do it while still consulting but I found it way better than quitting because even if you wanted to dedicate full days to “job hunting,” it’s not really possible due to the emotional drain and the slow process of recruiting. Plus getting a paycheck allowed me to have patience for the right opportunity cause you can quickly start feeling desperate if you don’t have a job

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Yeah I know plenty of people who left their jobs for various reasons without anything lined up. I’m not sure they took any longer to find a job than those who had one. It was definitely stressful for them but seems liked it worked out fined.

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Allow yourself 3-4 months to make the transition but it will happen in this hot job market. Leave on good terms and have a few references lined up to help explain your story / why you left.

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