Stay at your jobs people! I quit w/o a job lined up because of burn out and I felt that it was the best decision for me at the time but now that I am starting to look for jobs again, I am realizing how insanely tough it is to even get an interview. Also having to deal with recruiters that ghost you really sucks.

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I always thought I would never quit my job without something else lined up. I’m financially cautious and it seems like such a risky move.

That mentality changed though when I reached peak burn out stage. I started interviewing while still in public accounting, but ended up quitting before solidifying any offers because busy season was fast approaching and I just couldn’t go through another one again.

Things ended up working out for me cause I got two offers shortly after. I know you are in a different boat but just know it will all work itself out in the long run. It’s easy for people to comment here about how it’s never a good idea to quit without another job lined up - but our mindsets are allowed to and are going to change - especially when our mental well-being has been pushed to the limit. I hope you don’t look back at this decision with regret, because you don’t know where you would be now if you ended up choosing the other path.

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Well don’t thank me yet I think point was if you’re in an in demand field that others don’t feel like doing , you’re going to be ok

It might be tough to jump to a s**y consulting role

If you need a break then you interview somewhere else, get that offer and negotiate a start date 8 weeks or so out. Then you quit your current job & take your 2 months to recharge.

You never, ever quit a job without something else lined up. Unless of course you have rich parents, then do whatever you want.

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I’m sorry it’s been tough to get an interview. Usually it is better to line up a job then quit, but sometimes we just can’t. And that’s okay. Sometimes I have to prioritize my mental and physical health over a paycheck. Sometimes the paycheck wins. Just have to know what you’re getting vs giving.

Good luck with your job search.

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Best of luck. Don't be afraid to try something else if what you want is not readily available.

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It’s definitely not a smart move but not the end of the world. Keep going 💪🏻

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How long have you been applying? It usually takes 3 months

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You’ll be fine I’ve done this twice - took me 4-6 months each time to find another role. Work on your resume and interview skills, apply to jobs everyday and hopefully something will work out

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Best wishes in your search. A wise friend -who was also a recruiter -once told me that often people look for that new job to be perfect but once there a bit it is a disappointment . Sometimes you may have to change jobs again to find what you were looking for. Right now you need a paycheck and a job. Keep expectations realistic so you aren’t discouraged if the replacement job isn’t what you hoped for. You will find a great job that suits you eventually. I did and believe me the in between job was valuable in setting my expectations and gaining additional experience. You’ll always learn something. Good luck.

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I was burnt out from PA as well last year, so I quit my job then traveled around the world for a year. Spent nearly 50k doing everything I wanted to do but it was the best decision of my life and I have no regrets(broke af now tho lol). For the last three months of traveling I put in around 30 applications or so to prepare for when I get back. Guess what, 26 rejections lol. It was disappointing getting rejected by all the mid tier firms but just landed a job at big4. Everything’s going to work out eventually, take it easy bro one day at a time.

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Quitting without another job lined up does not seem like a smart move

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I am in the same boat as you. I left tax before tax season started without anything lined up, and am looking for a job still. It’s been 3 ish months. I agree, people don’t understand quitting without a job lined up. Logically, it makes the most sense to have a job before you quit your current one. But circumstances change and not everything will fall in line perfectly. I felt like I needed time to take care of myself because I felt so burnt out and unhappy. I have been feeling a lot better, but a little panicked about the job search. But I think in the end, I will be in a better place

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Maybe it's the resume. Do you have someone who can check it? Make sure to emphasize on skills you can bring over to new position.

Happy to help with a resume review 🫡
What kind of ops are you looking at? And what’s your background?

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