3 Things to Take with You When You Leave

It can be tempting when you leave a job to tell everyone exactly what you think of them and walk away without looking back. However, it’s always in your best interest to leave on good terms. Next time you are on your way out the door, voluntarily or not, think about taking the following three things with you:

  1. Relationships. Say thank you to anyone who treated you well or had a hand in helping you get ahead. Offer to keep in touch. You never know when those people may be able to help you.
  2. Samples of your work. Chances are you’ve produced work that could be useful when you are looking for your next job. Avoid strategic documents or trade secrets, of course.
  3. A smile file. This file should include emails from bosses or peers complimenting your work, thank you notes from customers, and any glowing review



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