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April 03, 2018

How to Leave on Good Terms [Infographic]

Timing is Important

Leaving at a time where workloads are manageable will alleviate a lot of the pressure off management, allowing them to come out from your resignation, unscathed. Naturally your leaving will be an adjustment to the office, however, you should do whatever is in your power to make sure that your peers will not be inundated with extra work once you leave or whilst you are in the process of doing so.

Notice Matters

Giving sufficient notice lends itself to ensuring that workloads remain consistent and reasonable for the office. It will also give management the necessary time to replace you and implement changes for which you may have been the catalyst; based on feedback received during your exit interview.

Don’t Burn Bridges

Particularly if you will be remaining in the same industry, you do not want to speak ill of your former workplace or employer. Naturally the situation was not perfect, otherwise, you would not be leaving. However, remain gracious throughout your final days with the company and even in your new job. Networking is very powerful so where possible, keep the lines of communication open.

Smooth Transitions

Starting a job is difficult, you would know as you are about to start one for yourself. Do the best you can when training your placement just as you would hope your outgoing predecessor at your new job, would do for you. Consider it good karma. Even if you had qualms with management, your replacement should not suffer because of it.

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