1. 6 Things To Do Before
Leaving Your Job
Original article by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
2. How can you leave a job
without burning bridges?
Here are six things you can
do to keep both your body
and most of your mind on the
job until you leave the
3. 1. Be Aware Of The Shift
4. When we decide we’re leaving, we start shifting
Check in with yourself or a trusted co-worker
daily to stay aware and focused on your work.
5. 2. Make A Departure Plan
6. The best plan will be made with your manager
to incorporate what their needs are for
completion and cross-training.
7. To ensure your engagement during this time,
make sure you have included things you want
to accomplish before you leave.
All items need dates for when you will have
them done. Keep track of those dates every
8. 3. Collect Materials
9. Since you are leaving, think through the types
of information and materials you might want to
have in your next position or in the future.
10. The types of things to consider collecting:
● Performance appraisals
● Atta-boy letters
● Copies of supporting e-mails from bosses
● Reference materials that aren’t proprietary to the
company, but you may want to reuse
● E-mails and phone numbers of people you will want to
keep in your networking circle
11. 4. Finish The “To Do” List
12. Now is the time when you need to complete
those pesky lower-priority items you never got
We all have them and somehow wait for the
day when we have nothing else better to do.
Get these done now.
13. 5. Clean Your Desk And Office
14. There’s nothing worse than the chore of
cleaning up someone else’s left-over mess
when they leave.
Make your goal to leave your desk ready for
move-in of the next occupant. Label files, toss
out materials that only you found of value, and
refill anything almost on empty.
15. 6. Make Your Goal To Be There
16. To make your last days the best for you and
everyone, commit yourself to be fully involved
until the day you leave.
17. In order to have a great career and personal
brand, you have to think of the work you do in
all of its phases.
18. Clearly, leaving is a phase that you will have
more than once in your career. It can be the
lasting impression you make on the current
boss, as well as future bosses who may be
your peers right now.
Make that lasting impression as impressive as
the work you do.
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