If you aren't inspired at your job and are ready to call it quits, stop and really think about it.
Before you give your two weeks notice, former Google career coach Jenny Blake recommends you try a "career pilot." It's an experiment where you test whether or not you'd like to transition into a new role. Blake has used it to help hundreds of employees figure out their next moves.
"Career pilots are one of the most underutilized but effective ways to add value within the company that you work for or even in your own career," says Blake, a career strategist and the co-founder of Google's career development program.
Instead of packing up and leaving a job (and your main source of income), it's a less risky way of transitioning job roles, Blake explains in her recently published book, "Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One."
"Not all career moves have to be huge ones," Blake says. "You can start really small with a side project that you commit 15 minutes a day or one hour a week to."