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Old 06-21-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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Do you try to set a date for quitting and try to make that your "deadline" for finding a new job?
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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My date for quitting is when I get a new job.
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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With today's sorry employment picture you're going to need months to look for a job without leaving your current job first.
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:23 PM
 
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You have the procedure all wrong. You look for another job in secret. You don't tell your current employer. When you have an offer that you have decided you want to accept only then do you tell your current employer. You give the old employer two weeks notice. Occasionally your current employer will give you a counter offer to give you incentive to stay. Be prepared for that.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:31 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I get recruited quite often. When a good opportunity comes up (and I am unhappy at my current position), I interview and then "walk".
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:33 AM
 
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With today's sorry employment picture you're going to need months to look for a job without leaving your current job first.
Ain't that the truth. I've been looking for a new job now for several months. Having a job while looking makes it tolerable, but yes it's not easy finding a new job in this current economy.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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To add to what others have said, depending on type of job, you will probably get an offer in writing from the hiring company. Do not turn in your notice until you have that.

It's easier to find a job when you have a job.

After you turn in your notice, some companies want you to leave right away or at the end of the day. Do not take it personally if this happens.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: C-U metro
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The old rule from "What Color is Your Parachute" is that you should look 1 month per 10,000 in income. So a new 30k a year job takes roughly 3 months, 60k a year takes roughly 6 months, ect. The one area right now that is openly recruiting is energy but only if you have previous experience. I came across a water hauler in ND going home to Portland, OR who makes 150k a year. Lots of long hours though.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I decided last year that I wanted to leave my current job in the summer. I started looking in April - that would give me almost 5 months. I won't turn in my notice until I have the job offer signed.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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Do you try to set a date for quitting and try to make that your "deadline" for finding a new job?
You'd only set a date for quitting if you're getting something out of it. If you haven't been there long I could see you setting a deadline at the 1 or 2 year mark so it looks better on your resume. Or if you might get a bonus in the following months.

Other than special circumstances like that, I would start job hunting ASAP.
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