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- Hi, I'm Amy Bateman, careers coach, founder and CEO of Careercake. Now, in this course, I'm gonna talk to you about how to quit your job, but the right way. Now, it doesn't matter what your reasons are. You want to leave. Maybe you've got a new job. Maybe you hate the job you're in. Maybe you dislike your boss or you really don't get on with your coworkers. Maybe it's family reasons. So maybe the hours are just not suitable. Maybe the location's not right. Maybe it's really exciting. You're going back to study and have a career change, maybe.
Or maybe it's down to relocation. So you may be leaving that company or that boss, but guess what, you still work for you. Now, this is my favorite Earl Nightingale quote. You don't own your job. You'll never own that. Jobs are owned by companies. You own your career, okay? You own you. And for every day of your career, whether you're self-employed or you're employed, you're working for you. And if you really want to win, you've got to run your career just like a CEO runs her own business. And now I know that sounds really cheesy, but it is so true, 'cause your reputation is your biggest asset.
How you handle yourself during difficult times. Not just the good times, but difficult times. That's what really shows your character. Now, I know it's nerve-wracking. I've handed in my notice previously before. I've also been a manager so I've had people hand their notice in to me. I was a recruitment consultant. I placed 4000 people into their jobs during my career, and I walked them through that process. I'm gonna do that with you. I'm gonna talk about the preparation, I'm gonna talk about the dos and the don'ts, I'm gonna talk about the resignation letter, then the exit interview if that's part of the process for you, the possible repercussions, and then how you handle yourself in those final days, those final weeks.
Now, you're watching this course because you care. It's probably a little bit nervous. You're probably a little bit nervous, sorry. In fact, I had a very, very close friend hand her notice in only a few days ago, and I was thinking about this course. It's exciting. You're off to do something new. So, you know, make sure that you put yourself in the headspace of where you're going, you know, those new horizons. Keep that positivity and handle this the right way.