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You'd be much better off first getting a new job and then quitting your current one. |
Most others here agree with me on this, and have also given good reasons for this.
However, the most important reason has been missed out.
It is easier to get a new job if you are currently employed; it is harder if you have quit your current job.
That is human nature. The new employer would prefer to take someone who is currently holding a job. He does not prefer someone who is currently unemployed.
1. If you are unemployed, it could mean you were not very good, so your old company fired you. (No use trying to explain anything to the new company. It will only make it worse for you.) If you are as good as you say, why would they let you go? That means you cannot be very good. So, sorry. Good luck elsewhere.
2. Human psychology of demand and supply: The value of something is decided by how hard it is to get. The harder it is to get, the greater it's value.
An unemployed person is easy to get. He has no job, and he needs the money, so he is available. So, he has less value. One ad can bring thousands of such people. So, they are not respected.
An employed person is not easy to get. He has a job, is getting an income, so he is not desperate for another job. He will not quit his current job unless we pay him better. That makes his value greater (Hard to get = greater value). So we prefer to try harder to get him.
A company would prefer to pay a higher salary to get an employed person. If you are unemployed, they would not prefer you even if you will accept a lower salary. Or they may pay you very badly. If you accept, they will not respect you while you work with them. So, even if you get the job you may soon hate that one too. The fault will be yours, because you lowered your own value by quitting your previous job first.
This is the most important reason why you should not quit your job first.