We have all had points in our careers when it is time to initiate change — to make way for the next great adventure. Maybe you’ve learned everything possible from your current position, and no growth opportunities are presenting themselves. Perhaps a tremendous, once-in-a-lifetime dream job has landed at your feet. Or, it could be that your boss has irritated you one too many times and you are just plain miserables (as in les). Whatever the reason, your intention is to exit stage left as quickly as possible.
When quitting time arrives, talented players might stumble. How you leave an organization stays in people’s minds sometimes more than how you performed on the job. Your arrival and departure is crucial to your reputation, so before and after you say, “bye-bye now,” keep the following pointers in mind.