The Professional (and only) Way to Leave A Job
So you’ve decided the best solution is to resign. The next consideration should be how to accomplish the departure in as professional a manner as possible. "Leave professionally," suggests career coach Hallie Crawford. "The people there may cross your path again in the future." The admonition to “be professional” involves multiple aspects. For starters, an in-person resignation is essential. Although it’s not as quick and easy for the exiting employee as an email, note, or text, it is appreciated and gains points for your character. After all, you’re a mature adult, right? Which leads us to the “be professional” strategy number 2. Make an intentional effort skip burning bridges on the way out. Remember, what goes around comes around. Additional leave-properly-and-professionally tips include:
- Be flexible
- Be committed, diligent, “all in” until the end
- Write down the “what” and the “how” of everything you do
- Leave on a good note - even if you have to make one up.