Evaluating Job Candidate Character

Congratulations are in order, because you’ve just landed a seriously impressive new job! Starting a new chapter in your career is beyond exciting, but before you can get started, you have to end things with your current employer.

Resigning from a job can be a bit uncomfortable, but if you handle the situation well, you should be able to walk out the door with a positive reputation intact. Staying in the good graces of former supervisors and colleagues is important, because you never know who you’ll run into in the future.

4 Ways to Leave Your Job on Positive Note


  1. Give as Much Notice as Possible

At a minimum, you need to give your boss the standard two weeks’ notice, but if you can swing it, make your announcement even earlier. It’s unlikely your permanent replacement will be hired before you leave, but this gives your manager a head start on the hiring process and allows them to time to create a solid transition plan.

  1. Make a List of Your Responsibilities

Your boss probably hasn’t memorized every single task associated with your job, so do them a favor and create a comprehensive list. Knowing exactly which bases need to be covered will be monumentally helpful and much appreciated. This will help ensure a smooth transition without any major hiccups.

  1. Offer to Train Your Replacements

Most likely, your colleagues will be dividing up your workload in the interim, until your replacement is hired. Make this shift as easy as possible by offering to help your boss decide how to divide up your tasks and train each person. No one knows how to do your job better than you, so your guidance can help everyone adjust.

  1. Leave Your Contact Information

Chaos ensues when an employee leaves the company and no one knows how to answer questions related to their — former — job. Be a hero by leaving your email address or phone number, so people can contact you with questions. Make it clear you’ll be unreachable during the day when at your new job, but agree to respond to any pressing issues in your off-hours.

If the time has come to move on from your current job, allow PrideStaff North Dallas to help you find a fantastic new opportunity. Contact us today to discuss your future and learn about our wide variety of temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire openings.

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