It’s Not Quitting Time Yet: Reasons Why You Should Stick With Your Job

July 19, 2013  |  

If you’re thinking of quitting your job, think again. Sometimes it’s best to stick it out even a job you hate.

“About 91 percent of Millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years,” reports Brazen Life. But jumping ship so fast isn’t a good thing, says the site.

In a recent TED Talk, Angela Duckworth, a psychologist who studies achievement, attributes success to a trait she calls “grit.”

Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint… A big part of grit is being able to stick with a job you hate,” reports Brazen Life.

View your job as a relationship. In the beginning you have to take time to get to know one another, then along the way you will have ups and downs but you try to stay together. Sticking it out at your job can actually provide get career lessons. If you are stuck doing grunt work, make it an opportunity to master important job tasks such as details, deadlines and data.

Use the time on your new job to explore the company, your role and the corporate culture. “In the time that follows, you are in the process of building trust, showing your colleagues what you are capable of and getting a sense of where the organization is headed,” writes Brazen Life.

If you quit in less than a year, you are actually selling yourself short. While the company has hired you for your skill, you should also be looking at what you can learn from the company to further your future professional life.

“Quitting your job too quickly has consequences far beyond the regret that follows missed opportunities. By quitting a job you don’t like in less than a year’s time, you’re sending a message that you are a bad decision-maker. Future employers can read into this easily,” warns Brazen Life.

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