How to Quit Like a Boss (read the story on LinkedIn.com)
Why Read It? Because it's your life, and your career. When you take the reins, the whole world will show up to support you
- In 2011, Joey DeFrancesco became an internet celebrity when he uploaded this video to YouTube of him quitting his job in style. The question to ask, now two years later, is whether his dramatic resignation was a good or bad career move?
- According to Liz Ryan on LinkedIn, "It's a new day, the day of the personal brand, and Joey's quit-like-a-boss performance was a personal branding stroke of genius."
- Liz is right, we all have our own personal brand which we hope will pull the right people in, and push the wrong people away - this is what brands do.
- So, would we prefer if a guy like Joey tempered his actions? Hell no!
- As Liz suggests, "Take a tip from trumpet-playing Joey, and speak your truth when the spirit moves you. Could you make a few enemies that way? There's no doubt about it. You might."
"Just remember that everything that you publish online can come back to haunt you later in life."
The Best Way to Quit Your Job (read it on usnews.com)
Why Read It? Because it helps to have a game plan when it's time to move on.
"Break down the process into three phases: before you give notice, when you give notice, and after you give notice."
- Before You Give Notice: Know in advance what you're going to say and how you're going to say it and check company guidelines to make sure you're giving notice the right way.
- When You Give Notice: Make it official and tell your boss in private and in person before you tell anyone else.
- After You Give Notice: "Follow up your in-person meeting with a written letter of resignation, stating you're resigning as of such and such a date."
"Continue to do a good job, right up to the last day, even the last hour. This is the mark of true professionalism. It's a small world. Someday you might find yourself back at this same company, or working for one of your former coworkers."
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