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Move on to Your Next Gig, Guilt-free

After spending a good length of time and devoting enough to a job you loved, it is high time to jump on grabbing better opportunities available. However, for a committed professional, it is not as easy as it may seem. Even though your current role is comforting, and you are attached to it, think about its equally monotonous side.

In this article at Idealist Careers, Yoona Wagener explains the right ways of moving on sans guilt.

Leave with Ease

Ideally, you need to notify your plans of switching to other opportunity coming your way in advance. However, if you are among the high-performing gems of the company, leaving the current role may not be easy at all. However, once you make your mind, there is no stepping back. Quell the guilt feeling by implementing these two concrete steps to resign on a happy note:

  1. Notify in Advance: There is no ideal time for notifying the employer. The sooner the better. Offer your present employer enough time to prepare for your relieving and hunt for a good replacement of you. However, remain mentally prepared for the negotiation if your employer is desperate to retain you.

Pro Tip: Giving more notice time than expected or fixed by the employer may prove to be a smart action plan in the future course of action.

  1. Detailed Transition Plan: Even if you have already nodded for a fixed start date at your next firm, extending notice period may not be possible. Thereby, leave a comprehensive transition plan to help your team maintain the success rate of delivery. Also, update the database, training plan and other essential documents that your team might need in your absence. Also, consider maintaining a separate document for your reporting manager in case your replacement has not joined, or the employer anticipates a lapse in hiring.

Pro Tip: Even if you have not stayed in the current organization for long, performing these steps will leave a positive and lasting impact on your employer.

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