The 1-95 Morning Show with Ethan, Lou & Dave
Real achievement is about sustaining a level of excellence across your entire career. With that in mind, a job change can become a pitfall if not handled with care. Leaving one job for another has it’s own set of rules and there are experts that can help with such a vital transition, one of them is Christina Curtis.
Christina Curtis is the founder of Curtis Leadership Consulting based in Denver, Colorado, supporting a range of high-achieving clients from world-class entrepreneurs to executives from Fortune 500 companies and Olympic athletes. A thought leader on motivation and goal attainment, she has written articles and been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Psychology Today, Entrepreneur, and Fortune magazines. She earned her master’s degree in organizational psychology, is certified in NeuroLeadership, and is an accredited Master Coach, a designation held by less than 2 percent of coaches globally.
Christina has done all of that and still agreed to join us on the I-95 Morning Show. We asked Christina how to properly quit a job. She told us that while the world changed drastically, one thing remains true, your reputation is everything. Here are some of the ways you can protect that reputation on your way out the door.
Some helpful bullet points for review.
Personalized Video Message
Create a well-edited video message expressing your gratitude for the opportunities and experiences you’ve had with the company. Use humor, if appropriate, to keep the tone light while conveying your decision to move on. Share the video with your colleagues and managers, showing your dedication to leaving on a positive note.
Create A Transition Plan
Draft a comprehensive transition plan that outlines the status of your projects, key contacts, and any outstanding tasks. Present this plan to your supervisor or team, emphasizing your commitment to a smooth handover and the success of the company even after your departure. This approach demonstrates professionalism and care for the organization’s well-being.
Write Personalized Thank You Notes
Write personalized thank you notes to your colleagues, expressing your appreciation for their support and highlighting specific moments or contributions that made a positive impact on you. Deliver these notes individually or during a team meeting, leaving a lasting impression and continuing to strengthen relationships.