6 steps to leave your job on great terms

2021 04 02

Leaving your job shapes your image and your reputation, so it is important to leave peacefully – we share 6 steps to leave your job on great terms:

Tell your manager first

Inform your supervisor that you want to discuss an important issue, suggest a 30-minute meeting. If you work remotely - invite to an online meeting. It will look much more professional than a phone call or email notification.

Give ample notice

One of the most important aspects of leaving your job peacefully is to inform your manager as early as possible about this decision. If you already know the date from which you will start a new job, inform your existing employer, so you leave enough time to find the right candidate for your position.

Recommend a candidate

When talking to your employer about your decision, show that the future of this organization is important to you and that you can help plan the next steps to fill your job position. Offer to participate in job interviews to find the right candidate, make sure you answer all the important questions about the position and future responsibilities.

Train your new replacement

Make sure you train the new employee sharing all the knowledge you have, and if you don’t have the opportunity to do so, you may be able to prepare a memo or video that clearly outlines all the necessary aspects. You can also suggest leaving your phone number so that an employee can call and consult you if they have a professional question.

Keep in touch with your co-workers

These days when more and more organizations are becoming related to each other, there is a good chance that you will still have to meet your former colleagues or managers, so do your best to make this encounter enjoyable for both parties.


Enjoy the rest of the time in the current environment. Be kind and helpful, think about what you have to do by the last day of work, make a list.


Leaving a job is not the end, it is a new beginning!