Leaving a position brings many emotions with it. Even if you’ve made the decision to move on and up, you can still experience a sense of sadness or loss. Of course, there are those positions in which you just can’t wait to get out of there! If this occurs, do your best to prevent the emotions from affecting your professionalism. It is important to keep in mind that although you will no longer be there, your exit should be professional to leave a lasting, positive impression upon your employer for future references. Of course, whenever possible, it is to your benefit to ask for a letter of reference from you co-workers, supervisors and employers. This letter of reference can advance your career and also protect you from being used as a scapegoat for someone else’s shortcoming once you leave. When you have the letter of reference in hand to provide the next potential employer, it’s pretty difficult for the previous employer to badmouth you once they have written a glowing review.
There are certain things you will wish to tidy up in your position and/or your work area. Adhering to best business practices in your letter and handling of those last days will bring you confidence and assurance you maintained your good character. The article we have included today offers up some verbiage for your letter and points out areas in which you should close out your position or activities.
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