Video:How to Quit Your Job on Good Termswith Tim Tyrell-Smith
Want to learn how to quit your job on good terms? Here, see tips and tricks for quitting in a professional manner.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Quit Your Job on Good Terms
Hi I'm Tim Tyrell-Smith, Marketing Coach & Career Strategist at TimsStrategy.com. I'm here today on behalf of About.com to talk to you about how to quit your job on good terms.
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So how do you quit your job and stay on good terms with your boss and your former co-workers? Here are 5 things you can do to accomplish that.
#1, Be honest. Tell your boss, tell your company, why you’re leaving. It will help them, and it will help you. It doesn’t mean that you unleash a bunch of negative feelings about the company, but you do get a chance to tell people a little bit about why you’re departing.
#2, When you decide to tell your boss see if you can’t get your boss out of the office. Go grab a bite to eat, grab a cup of coffee. Telling them outside of the office environment will allow them to relax and you to have a more open conversation about why you’re leaving.
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#3, Once you’re ready to formalize your departure, go ahead and write a simple, short and sweet resignation letter that tells your company how many weeks you’re able to stay.
#4, And this is really important: Keep it Positive. When talking to your boss, when talking to HR, when talking to your co-workers, make sure your departure is not a negative one. No one in the company wants to hear about you leaving and heading off to greener pastures.
And #5, Be cooperative. If your boss asks you really nicely to stay an extra week and you can, go ahead and do it. It will allow you to avoid burning a bridge and keep that relationship strong. So stay on good terms by following these tips and you’ll have a great, positive departure from your prior company.
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