You know this is going to be your year. So, lets get you prepared to make that transition graceful and smooth, shall we? Here are six important things to do before you quit: 1.
Here comes 2015. You know this is going to be your year. As such, you may also know that you’re going to leave your current job for an incredible new one.
So, let’s get you prepared to make that transition graceful and smooth, shall we? Here are six important things to do before you quit:
Do you have unused medical privileges that you’ll be walking away from? Or, are your old benefits more robust than your new ones will probably be? If so, consider booking your last checkups and appointments while still covered on your current employer’s plan. (Just try not to book them all across company time, especially if you’re not yet ready for them to be “onto you.”)
You know how you’ve kind of adopted your company-provided equipment as “yours?” Right. Now is the time to digest the fact that you aren’t, in fact, the owner of said equipment. More than likely, your employer is going to review all of the files on that computer and contacts on the phone, scrub them, and hand them out to someone else.
Given this, it’s critical that you copy all of the personal files that you need and delete the ones you don’t. Do this before the company gets any whiff of your pending departure. The last thing you want is to be kindly asked to fork it all over before you’ve gotten the goods. Also note—I’m insisting you take your personal files. Company proprietary files? No. These are not yours, hot fingers.
In 10 years of recruiting, I’ve seen very few examples of success among those who attempted to resign from a job but decided at the last minute to accept a counteroffer that arose. Even though they can be ridiculously enticing, realize that many employers toss out counteroffers in a panic, because they realize the short-term impact of losing you could be great. But what happens in the process is that you become forever known as a flight risk and, once the short-term panic is over, your manager could be resentful that you forced his hand on this. See more…