Is it a red flag to you if candidate quit the job without anything lined up? I really need a mental break from work but most companies I know they want people start right away. So i wanted to quit and give myself some time to relax before job searching, is it a REALLY BAD IDEA?

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It would not be a red flag for me if an applicant left their last job without having a new one in place. There could be many reasons for people to go a job before their job hunt. As long as they left their last job on good terms, I would not think you would have trouble finding a new role at least not for this reason

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I think it’s a great idea to detox from your old gig before starting a new one!

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I agree! There is no rush to start a new job if it is detrimental to you.

I don't see the problem with having a more extended vacation. People, including whoever is hiring you, would actually admire that. I have done it twice, and it was the best decision.

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Not a bad idea, assuming you have a good cushion saved in case the job search doesn’t move as quickly as you plan. As far as how it’s viewed by a new company, I don’t foresee this being frowned upon. I think it’s more common for people to take extended time off between roles even when they have an offer in hand. Two week notice to current employer, then a week or two unemployed to reset before starting with new employer is what I often see.

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I have enough notice to have a week to decompress and chill before I started my new gig. I honestly had enough time to notice to have 3 weeks off but didn’t

Start your job search now. And they’ll them what your anticipated start would be once you are given the offer. Don’t wait to start a job search…what if it takes your longer than expected to find something

No it is not. You ahve to do what is best for you. If you can explain a break in your resume then you will be fine. And if you can afford to financially take a break then I would do it.

I don't think so. You deserve some break. Don't think too much about it and enjoy your mental break from work.

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