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Whether you were fired, laid off, let go, need to make a career change, or just quit your job, it's important to find activities that will make you more employable when you're out of work. Otherwise, you'll have a hard time keeping up with qualified job candidates who aren't desperate for a job.

Also, you'll have a lot of explaining to do when it comes to addressing employment gaps on your resume. Your goal is to fill those employment gaps with productive activities that are relevant to your field. So, when you're unemployed, don't waste valuable time just sitting around applying to jobs online. Instead, make yourself more employable by doing one of these resume boosters:

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You're ready to make a career change and have secured a new job (hopefully)! Now, it's time to quit your current job.

First things first, unless we're talking about an extreme circumstance, you should never walk into your boss' office and say "I quit!" That's unprofessional and could have severe professional consequences in the future.

It's important to maintain your personal brand as a hardworking professional. The way you end this career chapter is part of that brand. Here's how to be a professional about quitting your job.

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It's easy to get excited when an employer is interested in you, especially when you haven't had any luck getting interviews or job offers. But what if the job proposal isn't a good fit for you? How do you decline a job offer?

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