VIDEO: Quitting Your Job Like A Pro

Jun 28, 2022

Leaving a job needs to be handled delicately, and you need to make sure that you leave a lasting positive impression. 

We all have bad days, and if you’re not happy at work it can be tempting to just give your boss the ole “how do you do?” and walkout. Though it might feel great, that thirty-seconds of satisfaction has just burnt a bridge that can affect you the rest of your career. 

Normally when somebody leaves a job it;s because they are moving onto bigger and better things. Maybe it’s a better position, better hours, better pay, or a closer commute. Sometimes, people find themselves stuck in a toxic work environment and need to make a change, even if they don’t have a plan. Regardless of why you may be leaving your job, leave with class. Handling your departure like a pro can go a long way.

Something I learned a long time ago is, every industry is small. Odds are somebody at your new company will know somebody somebody at your old company. I’ve gotten calls from past colleagues of mine asking me about a former staff member that is applying to their company. It’s illegal, but it happens all the time. 

You also need to list references. A common trend that we’re seeing is, interviewers are not interested in character references, employers want to speak to somebody you directly reported to. That means how you leave the company will be the last thing your old boss remembers. You don’t have to list three or four jobs on a resume and not be able to give at least three former managers.  

In the video below I discuss all the steps and advice you should take when quitting a job.

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