It’s Quitting Time

Millennials are rarely settled at their jobs, and multiple studies show this career wanderlust manifesting in various ways throughout the generation. As the job market becomes more competitive and skewed toward younger, more tech savvy people, it’s important to know how to quit in a way that doesn’t burn bridges. Leaving a wake of skeletons behind you is a bad way to build a career. Having references is a strong selling point, and if your past companies have a bad impression of the way you left, you might find you don’t have any. wrote about tips to leaving your company in the best way possible. Of course, there are times when you can’t quit perfectly. Circumstances arise, killer opportunities come along, and sometimes you don’t have the option to give two weeks’ notice.

But, when possible, follow these guidelines to the letter. Quit with class and attempt to repair some of the damage that your leaving will inevitably cause.

“It’s a situation nearly everyone encounters–and one that younger people are facing more often than their elders. In a recent Gallup survey, 21 percent of millennials said they’ve changed jobs within the past year–more than three times the number of non-millennials.

Whatever your age, you’re likely to someday find yourself ready to quit a job–whether you’ve been offered a new opportunity, you’re relocating, or you’re escaping bad management or work you don’t enjoy. Whatever the reason, how you leave a job is just as important as how you start one. Think of it as your last opportunity to demonstrate your professionalism and integrity.”

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