Quit like a pro
When it’s time to move on, business and career coach Julie Melillo suggests:
Tying up loose ends
Make things as easy as possible for the new hire replacing you. If you have a system for doing things that might not be easily understood, write out instructions and leave them with your boss. If you’re training others to do your job, bring them up to speed as efficiently as you can. Leaving your workplace in a peaceful state means you’ll be remembered more positively.
Make sure you follow your company’s procedure for leaving, including giving the appropriate notice period.
Taking work samples with you
If you work in a profession where you have work samples or a portfolio, collect your important samples before you go, but ask permission for anything you need. It’s usually easier to get these materials while you’re still in the office.
While it’s fresh in your mind, make a list of your work tasks and any important details, which might be difficult to remember later on. If you want to add things to your CV in future, you won’t have difficulty remembering important details.
Thinking about references
Before your last day, have a faceto-face conversation with each person and ask how they’d feel about you using them for a reference in the future. If they agree, exchange personal contact information and keep in touch with a friendly touchbase email every so often.