You just signed your autograph on the dotted line of a new job, and you can’t wait to start a new chapter, especially since you get to close the book on your old job. It’s understandable: starting something new is exciting. But before your excitement level goes haywire, it’s time to focus on one thing first–how to leave your job well.
One main reason–it’s likely that you have a good stretch of your career path left, and especially if you’re staying in the same town for your new job, you will likely cross paths with your old co-workers and employers. It’s mutually beneficial for you to have a good, working relationship with the people in your field. So, before you do an endzone dance in the break room for all to see, it’s important to leave your job on a professional note.
Also, let’s face it: even if you didn’t like the job your leaving, it wasn’t a total waste. You learned new skills, met new people, and figured out a little bit more about yourself and your career goals in the process. There’s a lot to be thankful for, right?
In my Quick Tips video below, I’m breaking down 6 helpful tips to leave your job without burning bridges, including:
- How to be clear about your career goals when you first take a job, so there are no surprises later
- How to make sure you don’t leave your boss hanging
- How to stay engaged until the end
- How to create an atmosphere of gratitude
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