In this video, learn how to demonstrate why it pays to be generous in the professional world. Helping others and refraining from making negative comments about former workplaces, defines your professional character.
- Quitting a job is not the time for you to gloat. … On the contrary, … it represents an opportunity for you to be kind. … So first of all … do not bad mouth your company or any of its employees. … Every industry is like a small town. … It's amazing how everyone seems to know everyone else. … If you remain, … you'll develop a reputation for being ungrateful, or worse. … Instead, no matter how traumatic … your departure from the company was, be positive. … At a networking event a few years ago … I met a woman named Anne Marie. … She was an experienced and very personable career counselor … and was looking for a job. … She was also the single mother of a young son. … I left a job a few months later … and made the decision to focus my own energy … on going my own business … but I was still getting job leads. … I reached out to Anne Marie … and asked if I could forward appropriate leads to her. … She was very grateful. … I continued to do that for months … until she found herself a job. …
- Assessing the pros and cons of quitting your job
- Giving notice
- Talking to your supervisor
- Saying goodbye
- Reflecting on your old role