Are you planning on quitting your job, and starting some place new? Are you ready to embark on a new career path? If you’ve made the decision to leave your job, and you’re seeking for a smooth transition, then you must start planning your exit strategy. For these reasons Akhtaboot – the career network shares with you a few things that you should do before leaving your job:

Write a Plan

You should always opt for writing a transition plan before you leave your job. You must make sure that you efficiently complete all your tasks before you officially leave. You can include basic information in your transition plan, such as who will own your tasks, the dates of which your tasks will be re-assigned to others, or what specific tasks you plan on completing before you leave the organization. When you put together a transition plan, you will show your boss that you still care about the organization despite the fact that you’re leaving.

Save Your Work Samples

Have you dedicated all your time and effort on a time consuming assignment or task? Do you feel proud of all the tasks you’ve successfully completed? Leaving your job will most likely mean that you will lose access to your work files, samples, and important documents. For these reasons, you should make sure that you take the time to save important work samples that show your skills and proficiencies as an employee. You should always archive everything that you might use again in the future; for instance, if you intend on applying for another job, then you can always show your future employer samples of your work.

Talk to Your Boss

It’s always a great idea to share constructive feedback with your boss before you leave your job. Hearing valuable feedback from your boss can help you implement his/her advice in the future. Listening to feedback does not necessarily mean that you haven’t lived up to your boss’ expectations, it only means that your boss wishes you all the luck in your future endeavors and wishes to see you efficiently develop your skills and techniques. It’s always preferable to close your resignation discussion by thanking your boss for being a great mentor, and leaving the meeting on a positive note.

Plan Some Time Off

Now lets be honest, we all need some time off from work every now and then! Before you leave your job, plan on how you intend to spend some time to relax and unwind before you decide to start or look for another job. At the end of the day, you do deserve some well-earned time for yourself, and if you can’t plan a vacation for yourself, then you can always spend some valuable time with your friends or family. Use your time off as a chance to evaluate your priorities, work on a personal project, and enjoy some ‘’you’’ time before you begin the next chapter of your life.

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