Post # 1
I don’t really have anyone else to talk to about this so your advice would be greatly appreciated.
I’ve been in real estate for the past year and a half and I haven’t really enjoyed it. The hours are terrible, people are emotional, and there is a lot of stress all around. I knew it would be like this to a certain extent, but I had the opportunity to try it out so I did.
My yearly dues are coming due in November and December and I’m realizing I don’t want to spend the $2,500 to renew them. This would mean I would have to quit my current job in real estate and then go look for a new one.
I’m so nervous about this it’s making me sick. My question is do you think it will negatively effect my job search to have just quit a job and then go look for a new one?
I’ve heard it’s easier to get a job when you’re already employed.
Thank you in advance!
Post # 3
If you aren’t happy with your job and you can afford to not have income for some period of time, possibly a lengthy period of time, then I would move on. When your next employer asks, you can explain that it just wasn’t the right career path for you. I think the biggest thing here comes down to $$ and making sure you’re going to be financially stable while looking for a new position.
Post # 4
Miss Otter thanks for your reply. I’m already not taking income in, as a lot of people aren’t buying houses in November. I work on commission only which is another one of the reasons I’d like to get a new stable job. I’m already incredibly financially unstable.
A lot of people don’t understand that I actually pay my brokerage to work there and all my fees because I am an independent contractor. I’m just worried that people will look at my resume and wonder why I quit before finding new work…and the answer is because I can’t afford to pay for it.
Post # 5
I think if you have a plan of how to take care of yourself and approach your job seach while unemployed then it’s really not a problem to quit your job and go looking (in that order). Otherwise not really a good idea.
The saying about it’s easier to get a job when you’re already employed, it’s mentally and financially easier. Mentally easier because you have something to do all day so you’re not wondering why no employers are calling you back. But if you can’t afford to continue in your current job then I don’t think you can afford to be unemployed. It sounds like you just don’t like your job.
Post # 6
LucyLaLa thanks for your response. That’s a good point about it really being a state of mind rather in regard to it being easier to get a job when your already employed.
I can’t afford to continue on with my current job because it literally costs me $100 + dollars a month to work there. I pay them to use their name. I work solely on commission. I’m not making any money at the moment, so I’m living off savings. I’m essentially unemployed right now. The only thing I have going to me is that on paper I have a job as an independent contractor at my real estate firm. If I don’t pay to renew my license or for my E&O insurance, then I cannot indicate I am employed by that firm any longer.
Post # 7
I quit my job, and traveled around the world for 8 months with my husband.
It took me 2 weeks to get a job offer when I started looking.
I think you’ll be fine!
Post # 8
crayfish 🙂 thanks. I live in the bay area as well By The Way.