Everyone thinks the hardest part of moving to a new position is actually getting that position: the struggle of networking,writing cover letters and submitting applications, interviewing, navigating second and third interviews, negotiating salary and then finally – finally – accepting a new offer. All of that is great…until you remember that you now have to tell your current company you’re leaving.
I’ve had to do this three times in my professional career and each time has been terrifying. I am someone that doesn’t like to let people down, even if I’m leaving a toxic environment.
It got me thinking that I couldn’t POSSIBLY be the only one to feel this way, so I compiled some tips of the trade that helped me prepare and focus to deliver the bad news (or good news – as Oscar Wilde supposedly said ‘Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go’):