Once you make a decision to go find another job, many people immediately start applying for new jobs. After all, you’ve been told to start. Now.
Instead, I’d make sure I’d have done the following five actions before making that first application. Of course, I’d get all of them done in less than a week, but one still needs to get them done.
Here they are:
Answer the question, “Why are you leaving?”
It’s an important question – one that you’ll be asked in interviews. And the answer has to be better than “I hate my boss” even though that may be true (one of the biggest reasons for leaving a job is because your boss becomes unbearable…).