Many of us will leave a job or two (or three) bitter and disgruntled. We may be so worn out that we left without another job lined up just to get the heck out as soon as possible. Or we may be inclined to throw our new opportunity in our current employer’s face in a grand exit of triumph. These approaches might feel good in the moment, but they can have lasting negative consequences down the road.
Take a deep breath. There is a proper way to say goodbye, and you can do it – no matter what circumstances you find yourself in. This approach will help your reputation remain intact, and it could land you more opportunities in the future that may be unimaginable to you now: