So how do we know if it’s time to resign?
Rule #1: Find the silver linings
How did the pandemic personally serve you?
I don't want you putting in a resignation unless you have examined what worked. Are those things that you could continue in your current role or do you now see yourself in a new place?
I am not talking about writing up your resignation. “Follow your heart but take your brain with you -Unknown.” Let’s take a giant step back and prepare for success. A successful resignee has another job waiting in the wings, and in order to make this happen, you need to have prepared two areas, your LinkedIn profile and your resume.
You should always have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile. I don't care if you love what you're doing, you still need to update your LinkedIn profile because it’s your calling card, it is your virtual business card. But, make sure it's up to date on the talent and skills that you offer not just a laundry list of tasks, but the impact you can make on people's lives and in businesses.
Normally I lead with the resume as it’s typically the first domino in any successful job search but what my clients are telling me more and more is that they want to dip their toe in the job market and passively look and the best bang for your passive buck is your LinkedIn profile because it's searchable by recruiters and available to anyone if you set it to public (I recommend this).
When companies have positions that need to be filled, guess who gets the first phone call? YOU
Not so fast though, you still need an up-to-date resume as well because if those calls happen you don’t need to be scrambling on the resume that is also ATS (applicant tracking system) friendly.