Everything You Need to Know About Saying “I Quit!”
So you’ve made the decision that it’s time to move on from your current gig. That’s great—realizing that staying where you are is no longer the best thing for your career (or sanity) is a hard step to take.
Unfortunately, it’s not the only step. Once you’ve made this decision, you have to do the actual quitting—and then often still survive two weeks in the office. To help you with those last steps to freedom, we’ve scoured the web for advice on everything from how to have that awkward conversation with your boss to how to keep your professional relationships strong.
- Take a look at these wise questions to consider before throwing in the towel. (Oprah)
- Try these unique strategies for quitting (without actually quitting) to see if it’s really what you want. (Paid to Exist)
- Learn the tricks to quitting your job—without burning the bridges you’ve so carefully built. (The Art of Manliness)
- Hear what an employer has to say about the best way to quit. (akhil.me)
- Or try these gracious ways to quit your job. (U.S. News)
- Nervous about having the actual “I quit” conversation with your boss? Try these scripts to help you get to the point in a respectful way. (Business Insider)
- Once you’ve done the deed, here’s how to survive those last few weeks. (The Grindstone)
- Your boss asks for an exit interview. Here’s what to say. (Forbes)
- Get pumped up with some of the best viral quitting videos on the web. (Disclaimer: We don’t actually recommend quitting like this—but they’re pretty fun to watch.) (AOL Jobs)
Want more? Check out some of our great articles on making the most of those last two weeks.
- The Final 2 Weeks: How to Keep Working When You’re Ready to Go
- How to Make it Easier on Your Team When You Leave a Job
- What to Do on Your Last Day at Work
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