In this video, learn how to assess your next steps after leaving a job. The time immediately following a transition is a golden opportunity to plan for the future.
- So what's the first thing you do after you leave your job? … Celebrate of course. … If you can, get away for a few days to a new environment. … Clearing your head is critical. … Seeing different things … is a good way to see things differently. … I remember leaving a job I'd had for about four years. … Good job but very stressful. … Lots of responsibilities and deadlines. … My last day was on a Friday. … On Saturday morning, I boarded a plane … and flew two hours to spend a couple weeks … with some old friends. … I live in a big city. … They live in the country. … They knew I needed a real rest … so they immediately drove me to a local lake … and we swam for easily 30 minutes. … The sun was out, the water was clean and fresh and cool. … I'll never forget the moment I walked out of the lake … and onto shore. … It was as if all the tension and stress I'd carried with me … at that job literally melted away in the hot sun. … I felt relaxed, refreshed and at peace … for the first time in months. …
- Assessing the pros and cons of quitting your job
- Giving notice
- Talking to your supervisor
- Saying goodbye
- Reflecting on your old role