Let’s say you’ve decided it’s time to move on. It is more than just having a bad day at work; you’ve given it time, but the situation isn’t improving. You and your boss don’t see eye to eye, the culture of your organization grates against your values or the company is going downhill. Whatever the reason, even if you’ve gotten to a point where you are angry and extremely frustrated, you know you need to exit professionally so as not to burn a bridge.
Take heart that although you don’t want to look like a job hopper and have a spotty resume, currently the typical worker stays in their position for an average of 4.2 years according to the U.S. Department of Labor – not very long. So even if you do enjoy your job, you will probably face the issue of how to exit gracefully several times in your career. There are many ways you can make your last days at your job go as smoothly as possible.
In Hallie’s US news article, you will find four tips to help you leave your job gracefully.