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Resign or Get fired - 5 Tips on making your decision

Publish Date: 25-01-2018
Country: The Netherlands

Resign or Get fired - 5 Tips on making your decision

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All the signs are there, your employer has been giving of vibes that your position within the company might not be a stable as you have hoped. Should you just accept it and wait for the axe to fall or will you keep the honour to yourself and go look for opportunities elsewhere. 

The choice will always be up to yourself, this article will show you how to identify the signs that will have an influence on this decision. We would like to tell you the following before we continue the article: never worry about changing your employment, there are millions of people out there who deal with situations like this. Most of these people look back on this situation with a smile because they work in a better place or found new aspects of their professional capabilities.


1. Are you still looking for the challenge?

Do you feel that you still have a long way to go in terms of experience? If so, you don’t want to be stuck at a dead-end job. Most Life Sciences professionals want to keep accumulating new experience certificates to add to their professional portfolio. Talk to your employer, if your desire to learn more is met with reluctance, you know that there is little interest to see you grow as a professional. 


2. A happy worker is a productive worker

Every company should invest themselves in the mental wellbeing of their employees. This should apply through every level of the company but is also most noticeable with specialists such as yourself. It’s important of your own job satisfaction and mental wellbeing is that your employer doesn’t have the following characteristics: 


  • Incapable of measuring your worth as employee
  • Employees are anonymous and not known to their supervisors
  • The work is irrelevant to the employee and doesn’t make a difference to the end product/service


3. Your job possibilities

There are a few things that can be said about the job market in the Life Sciences. Most of the research specific employees are heavily sought after by employers. This sounds nice but take into account that this same speciality makes it hard for you to find a new company that is close to your current living area. If you’re a specialist and you are prepared to change your life style, the world will be yours.

Professionals who are looking for another career at a managerial level will have to be sure about choosing to resign or not. Finding another job could take up some time and could demand a lot of personal energy to keep the drive for a job search going. The best choice is to stay employed during your search for new work. This gives you more security and leverage during job interviews. 


4. Leverage with the employer

If you are a highly valued member by your colleagues and employer or have a function high up in the company you might want to keep this status. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to keep working this position until the company chooses to let you go. Consider the possibility of choosing to resign yourself to maintain your image as a competent professional.


5. Willingness to look for a career elsewhere

It is perfectly possible that you would prefer sticking to the job at hand, even if the continuation of your employment is uncertain. The advice we would like to give to you is that you need to be prepared, job search can be a challenging period. In one of our previous blogs we talked about mistakes during job searches and how you can prevent them. 

We would like to close off by giving you a small list of signs that could indicate you are working in a dead-end environment. Do you recognise yourself in these points? Consider looking over the possibilities for a new career on our page here.

  • You’re stuck doing the same “chores” over and over
  • The company is stagnating
  • There is no interest in your capabilities, goals and career ideals
  • You are not being handled equal to your colleagues
  • You’re being told that you are an over-paid employee
  • Your opinion is not being listened to
  • Supervisor never wants to make time for you
  • There are no signs for promotion whatsoever
  • You need to motivate yourself each time to go to work
  • Suggestions for improvement are not appreciated




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