How to Quit a Job — part two

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As I mentioned in a previous post, “How to Quit a Job” you need to do it the right way or risk screwing-up your career.

You’re still working at your old job until the day you leave. So give it your best shot each day until the end. This means to resist jumping onto social media to update your profiles or to brag about the new job until you start it. Remember, your boss needs to be the first to learn about your move. Besides, you want to give the impression that you’re committed to your current job instead of already having one foot out the door.

While quitting your job the right way is important to your career’s success, beginning your new job the right way is even more important. Starting correctly means you get to keep your new job longer. To help you get off to a flying start, read some of the one-minute coaching vignettes in chapter 15 in my book, Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach. That chapter is titled “what to do for an encore now that you’ve landed.” Click here to order my book on Amazon.

Copyright ©2016 by Ransom (Randy) Place

About the Author

RANDY PLACE IS A JOB-FINDING and executive coach, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of For twenty-three years, he helped thousands of employees who had been let go from JPMorgan Chase find jobs. And he coached executives at CBS Television, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding techniques, communications skills, and selling strategies. An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on interviewing, telephoning techniques, job-search writing, and sales training nationwide. Randy's groundbreaking nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations across the United States. And his articles on career topics have appeared in the Wall Street Journal's National Business Employment Weekly. A former broadcast journalist in New York, he has also been a commercial spokesperson for an array of national and regional advertisers. In addition, Randy was a sales executive at NBC Radio and the New York City sales manager for syndication at Wolper Productions. He holds a Bachelor's in Sociology and Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master's in Journalism from New York University.