How to Quit Your Job… Gracefully

There are many reasons that people leave companies – bad bosses, not being challenged, feeling underpaid, family needs, returning to school – the list goes on.
Here’s one thing we know. It’s rare that someone is leaving a job and company they love. Often, people are leaving because they are fed up with some aspect of their current company or role.
The first time I resigned from a position, a very wise mentor told me a rule of resignation that I have always followed: Don’t burn bridges.
That was some of the best career advice I ever received.
Why? Because venting on the way out the door may have made me feel good in the moment, but it would not have been playing the long game.
Playing the long game is maintaining positive relationships and your reputation.  Maintaining positive relationships and your reputation are key to being successful in business. Leaving a company with grace allows you to build your corporate legend.
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By Allison Pohle / WSJ 

There are right and wrong ways to head for the exits, in everything from your resignation letter to how you think about the work you’re leaving

The Great Resignation is coming

A wave of employees looking for promotions, better pay and more flexible working arrangements say in surveys that they’ll be seeking new jobs in the coming months. About 26% of workers said they would search for a new gig when the threat of the pandemic decreases, according to Prudential’s Pulse of the American Worker Survey conducted in March.

Workers around the globe are sending similar signals. More than 40% of those who responded to Microsoft’s Work Trend Index, a global survey of over 30,000 people in 31 countries conducted in January, said they were considering leaving their employer this year.

Whether you’re entry-level or experienced, there are right and wrong ways to make your exit. It’s important to leave a job gracefully. Play it wrong now, and you might lose out on a positive reference or even job opportunities later. Career coaches and former human resource experts say you should follow these tips before you put your resignation in writing.

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