‘How to Say Goodbye When You Leave a Job’
Handle your departure as carefully as you would handle any other business endeavor.
It’s always wise to not burn bridges, because you don’t know when you will need your past employers for a reference.
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Regardless of the reason for your exit, strive to make everyone sorry to see you go, rather than relieved to see the door close behind you.
Leaving your job should be done with class, and with the clear goal for being able to maintain positive, professional references with those that you have worked with.
For whatever reason you are leaving, regardless if it is your decision or your employers, it never makes sense to leave on bad terms.
We consistently see people that have invested YEARS with a company, and done a good job, that end up leaving for various reasons, and leave on such poor terms, that they are then unable to use those people as references, therefore throwing away all their years of hard work.
Regardless if leaving your role is your decision or not, do it with the same level of professionalism that you started your first day with, and do everything that it takes to make it as easy as possible for your replacement to take over your current projects, etc.
Read on to see terrific examples of resignation letters, exit letters to colleagues, etc.