Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Workday

Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Workday

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EXIT STRATEGY

you appreciate your current employer, but you've finally landed the job of your dreams. as you exit the old for the new, make sure to exhibit a little etiquette, advises nancy michaels, a fortune 500 consultant and creator of career prepu.com, which helps unemployed graduates become more marketable. to avoid burning bridges:

Tell your boss first. while you might share everything with close colleagues, don't dish about your departure before meeting with your manager. you certainly don't want her to be the last to know you're resigning-or worse, hear the news through the office rumor mill. give at least two weeks' notice, a month if possible.

Help the new hire. it can be tricky to wrap up projects and train your replacement at the same time. but it'll be easier for the newbie to learn directly from you, and you'll foster a little goodwill with your boss. you never know when you might need a recommendation or have to reapply for a position at your old company. …

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