We try so hard to make a good first impression, but just as important are the final ones – especially when it comes to quitting a job. And you may find yourself quitting a job more often than you think. Researchers estimate you may have as many as 10 jobs or more in your career. So how do quit your job without burning bridges?
How to Avoid Burning Bridges
You want to leave on good terms because potential future employers are going to contact you previous employers. Timing, of course, is everything. Don’t leave in the middle of a major project. Check your contract to see what your minimum notice period is, but also think about what work will need to be tied up before you leave. Providing enough notice to to find a replacement will do wonders for your reputation.
You’ll also want to tell your boss first. After all, you don’t want them to find out you’re leaving from someone else. When you email your resignation letter, keep it polite and concise – avoid any lengthy or emotive explanations for why you’re leaving. These tips and more can be found on this infographic from resume.io. So, if you’re thinking about moving on from your current job, check it out!
While you’re taking in all this great tips, remember: How you left your last job could be the key to landing your next one.
Also published on Medium.