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Midlife Career Strategy: Surviving Your Exit Interview


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Leaving a job? You may be asked to participate in an exit interview. Here's how to survive with your pride and reputation intact -and take charge of your future. Video with sound:

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Midlife Career Strategy: Surviving Your Exit Interview

  1. 1. Midlife Career Strategy “Surviving Your Exit Interview” By Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D.
  2. 2. “What Are Exit Interviews?” Leaving a job Often required With HR or senior manager
  3. 3. “Purpose of Exit Interviews” Defuse emotion of departing person Remind you of company policies Give HR something to do
  4. 4. “Should You Share All” Help the organization Help former colleagues Warn of management problems
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  6. 6. “You’re Not A Consultant” “If they want your opinion, they will pay you!” No gain from providing info Share no info on your new job
  7. 7. Instead, make these 2 points… “Loved it here” “Couldn’t turn down this rare opportunity” .
  8. 8. Move on! Within 30 to 90 days – a dim memory. After you’re gone, you’re gone! Maintain business relationships with supportive colleagues / bosses. .
  9. 9. More