At some point or another, you may have to make a career change, and this can happen for many reasons. You may have to move, you may have other opportunities available, or simply you just may need a change of pace. Whatever the case may be, there’s a proper code of conduct to make your exit gracefully.
- Let your employer know, as soon as you know, that there may be a change on the horizon. Usually, there’s a two week period to let them know your plans, but if you tell them sooner it’s even better! This will give them ample time to find someone to replace you, and it gives them the courtesy of not being blindsided.
- Talk to your employer in person whenever you decide to leave or take time off. Being direct and to the point is exactly what they need from you, nothing more and nothing less.
- Leave the door open for opportunities. Life can be quite chaotic sometimes, and you never know exactly where you’ll end up. By leaving the door open with your employers, there’s a chance they may want to hire you back down the line or give you a good recommendation for your next employment opportunity.
- Be grateful for all their kindness and support they’ve given you. Always thank your employer for the opportunities and blessings that have come along the way. Be thankful for all you have learned while on the job, because it is valuable experience that adds to your portfolio and personality!
Overall, this lets your employer know that you respect and value the experience you’ve been given there and that my friends is priceless. Thanks for reading!