- On April 17, 2017
I have left companies on good terms and not so good terms. What was I thinking? One should always leave on good terms. 5 tips how:
- Be positive. Do not harp on mistreatment, unfairness, or misunderstandings.
- Show appreciation. Think of how people helped you, and thank them specifically on your way out.
- If you are not going to a competitor, be clear on this point. That will allay people’s concern, and they will be more understanding.
- Do give two weeks’ notice, and try to wrap up projects if you reasonably can.
- If asked why you are leaving, give a benign and irrefutable reason that won’t raise hackles, like this move is best for your family (who other than you can say what’s best for your family?), or your commute will be better (your current employer can’t take offense or move itself for you).
Remember: don’t burn any bridges. You will always need a reference from folks here!