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I know how awkward it can be, leaving a company you’ve been working for. I have experienced this a few times. Here are my thoughts on how to make your exit seamless and less awkward.

You just submitted your Resignation Letter, what next?

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Never Feel Guilty Or Apologetic About Leaving A Job

The moment you realise that a job is never your final destination, it becomes less awkward for you to embrace the reality you’re leaving a job.

It’s a marketplace anyway, so there’s nothing that ties you to a life-long employment contract. There’s always an exit, whether it’s after a few m...

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The official way of announcing your resignation is usually in writing. This will usually be specified in your job contract, however, you can take it as standard practise to communicate your intention to leave in writing.

An email to your manager should be sufficient unless there are othe...

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Of course you may be asked why you are leaving.

While you are not obliged to share your personal reasons with anyone, it does portray openness and transparency if you share some detail with your manager and your immediate team.

If it’s extra personal, then you really don’t have to. ...

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Every valuable employee carries years of experience and company knowledge that can be difficult to replace. It is exactly why your employer may go lengths to convince you to stay, sometimes going as far as offering to match the salary of the new job you’re looking to move into.

Be prepared...

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A lot of leavers fall for the trap of dropping their productivity as they approach their leaving date. Don’t do it. While eyes may not be on you, it won’t look good if you’re seen casually coasting around.

Whatever you had been doing as a valuable employee, keep doing it until the last da...

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It’s always a privilege to work for any organisation, regardless of your experience there (positive or negative).

Send out thank you emails to the colleagues you’ve worked with on the morning of your last day. The appreciation is simply a nice gesture.

Feel free to share details on h...

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For security reasons, most organisations will disable your company access as soon as you walk out the door.

This is exactly why you should remember to take copies of only documents that you own.

Examples include payslips, P60 (tax payment details, if you’re in the UK), training comp...

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Depending on how fast the company can recruit your successor, you may have the opportunity to meet your replacement and be a part of their onboarding process through handover sessions.

This is not always the case, in fact, some employers may not even demand anything from you regarding overs...

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A variety of emotions can set in during handover sessions especially if you’re leaving on a not-so-good note.

Nobody has a rule on what you should say or shouldn’t say to your successor but it is in your best interest for you to set them up for success and make your exit as easy as possible...

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A lot of people leave jobs and never see themselves going back there. You may just find yourself back there.

I once worked for a company for 7 years, left to work elsewhere, and came back 2 years later to work there for another 18months.

I am very sure I wouldn’t stand a chance of co...

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