BENEFITS OF LEAVING YOUR EMPLOYER ON GOOD TERMS
Chances are if you are leaving your place of employment it is for one of three reasons:
- You had a better offer
- You are unhappy
- You are following a different path (whether that be job-wise or personal)
Whatever the reason may be, and as hard as it may be, it is always a good idea to leave your current place of employment on a good note. For those who have exceptionally difficult employers and situations, this may be either impossible or a very difficult task.
If you fall into the category where it is for your general health and safety to get out, this article does not refer to you. Your health is #1 priority.
But for those who are tinkering on the edge and are wondering if they can get through to their last day, just take note of these 3 points:
- KEEP YOUR CHARACTER IN TACT
Once you leave your place of employment, you have no one to answer to buy yourself. If you are proud of the way you handled yourself and your behaviour, then that’s a good thing. Don’t ruin your reputation for the sake of another.
- THEY ARE A VALUABLE REFERENCE
When seeking new employment, references are key. A shining reference from a previous employer goes a along way. Things may look amiss if you have no current referees from previous jobs.
- YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU WILL RUN INTO ONE ANOTHER AGAIN
The world is a small place, and depending on the area you live, means you may very well run into your old employer again in a professional capacity. With sites such as LinkedIn and other social media, reputations and referrals are paramount. Word can spread very quickly so keeping on the good side of your employer can often pay off for any future opportunities.
So smile, grit your teeth and get through it. Before you know it you’ll be walking out with your box of belongings, a thank you card if you’re lucky, and on to bigger and better things.