We invest a lot of time, energy, and emotion into our positions. We develop a lot of working relationships with our co-workers and clients. When you leave a job and move into new position in another company there are a lot of things that are involved before you can make your move. After you have negotiated the salary with the new company, accepted their position, submitted all of their paper work, and cleared all of their requirements then it is time for you to begin the process of separating yourself from your current employer. We have provided 4 things that you should do to help you in the exit process and to help you recharge before you start your new position.

Give your notice
You are going to have to inform your company that you will be leaving to take a new position. The professional courtesy is to provide the employer with a 2 week notice that you will be leaving the organization. You are going to need to provide a reason to the employer on why you will be leaving the company. Most people leave their current jobs for new opportunities because the position is better suited for their career goals. You want to help your employer understand that this is the best move for both you and the organization. The separation process is never easy and make sure that you are professional throughout the entire process.

Maintain a checklist
The exit process can be complicated. Most companies have these processes documented and there could be a lot of departments that are involved in helping you through the exit process. Sometimes, it is better for you to make your own checklist of the activities that you need to do to make sure that you leave your old job on good terms and join your new job with splendor. A checklist can go a long way in helping you organize a large amount of information, very simply. Your checklist can capture information about making sure that you have turned in your office laptop, submitted your work badge, and filled out the necessary legal forms for you to leave the company.

Leave on good terms
This is really important. We cannot provide enough emphasis on how important it is to leave a job on good terms. There have been numerous instances of good employees that have left organizations on bad terms that make it more difficult to get job references. Social media such as LinkedIn has made information more readily available to employer about where you worked and who you worked with. Future employers are going to look at your LinkedIn account to see if you have received any recommendations from co-workers and see how you are connected with your previous employer.

Take some time off
You have a chance to take some time and go on a much needed vacation. As employees, we do not have that many opportunities to take a lot of vacations. Make sure to make enough time for yourself during the gap between jobs to spend some time with your family or take a much needed trip. The whole idea is to get rest, to clear your mind, and re-energize yourself to start your new job.

Author's Bio: 

Mr. Singh is an MBA that has been involved in leading, motivating, strategizing, and developing people to better perform their jobs to support the mission objectives of their organization. Mr. Singh has lead several major project implementations and is currently leading an enterprise architecture department in a leading consulting corporation. Mr. Singh is a contributor for The Career Advisor which can be found on the web at http://careeradvisor123.com