We’re all going to have lots of jobs over a lifetime, so we all have to go through quitting. There is no avoiding it. What kind of quitter, though, is all up to you? The two most common types of quitter are the “Radical Resentful” and the “Timid Disapprear”. But there is a third and better option the “Emotionally Sound Progressor”.
The “Radical Resentful” vehemently expresses the following: “Take This Job and Shove It.” It’s a terrible strategy. It might feel good at the moment, but it’s a really bad idea in the long term. Never quit in anger, or without giving the company time to figure out what it’s going to do once you’re gone. It may be tempting to let the bridges you burn light your way out, but you’ll be better off in the long run if you learn to quit like a pro.
The “Timid Disapprear” of which is the majority of resignations follow this familiar pattern: Worker finally decides to quit, sets the date, two weeks before the date he delivers this resignation letter and then slips away quietly into oblivion. Resigning this way knowing that “it’s customary to give two weeks’ notice” and that the best resignation letters obey the “less is more” rule. Keep it short. Getaway clean. Nobody gets much (if anything) done after announcing they’re quitting, and nobody expects them to. Or… so goes the conventional wisdom. A “Timid Disapprear” quit won’t hurt you like the “Radical Resentful” approach, but it won’t do you much good.
An “Emotionally Sound Progressor” is a better option. Most people think of quitting as negative and destructive. It means leaving, ending, bailing out. But quitting is also the critical turning point between finishing well and starting a new. Let’s reframe quitting is a chance to refresh for you en route to a great next job.
Before you start we recommend that you be sure you need to quit. Before signing up for quitting, give yourself the chance to succeed where you are by creatively looking for ways to enhance your current job or find other interesting positions in the company. As a last resort, try enlisting your manager’s support. If you’re going to quit anyway, you have little to lose and much to gain and this works more often than you think. The Boss may have no idea you’re frustrated and may want to work with you to find something that works where you are.
And please don’t ignore the conventional wisdom recommending you find that new job before quitting the current one. It’s 75% easier to find a job while you’ve got one. So it’s best to tough it out unless you’re in a truly toxic situation, then, by all means, get out now.
Here’s how to quit as an “Emotionally Sound Progressor”:
1. it’s a good rule for life and works deciding to make things better at work during the final weeks of your employment does a lot of good. It helps your colleagues who will be there long after you succeed. It strengthens your confidence and improves your references for your next job.
2. You should do everything you can to preserve and expand your network of friends and colleagues, both inside and outside the job before you leave. Your network of teammates and colleagues at your current job is a goldmine of future referrals and job possibilities. Now is the time to reach out and make connections, connections you didn’t have time for when doing your job. Make the connections tangible.
3. Set up the person replacing you for success by documenting the key insights, procedures, and contacts necessary to do your job well. Register and pass on the key aspects you’ve collected to be successful at your job, like:
4. Leave well, never leave them angry, insulted, or resentful, you are in control of your narrative, be clear and concise and emphasize the positives about your future challenges. Think that ahead you have an opportunity to take your career to the next level, and learn new and exciting things. Make it known to the company you are leaving that for you it’s time for me to move on to the next challenge. There is nothing wrong with quitting, so learn to embrace the quit and do it well.
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