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Making your last month a networking opportunity.

Exit Strategy or Networking Opportunity - former title

Sometimes when you have resigned, it just feels like you can't wait to get out of there.

The new position beckons, all bright and new, glistening with possibilities, and it is so unfair that you have to work out your notice period, with good grace, especially when you are earning much less money.


Turn it around in your head, and treat every day of your notice period as an opportunity to build new connections with your colleagues.

This is not about being insincere or a real Uriah Heep, but more about realising that this is your last chance at your current company to add another brick (or two) to your career wall.

Its easy to forget that the next time you are job hunting, the person doing the hiring might be a current colleague or even one of your direct reports!

Enjoy your last month, keep learning and developing, and tie up as many loose ends as you can.   Document those that you can't and offer to assist telephonically, should there be any queries after you leave.

Most companies will not take you up on that offer, but making it shows good faith, and it will keep your relationship with your previous employer a positive one.

And leaving an "how to negotiate the position" mini manual for your successor will also add to the jet stream you leave behind.

So do you sit around doing as little as possible and wait for 5 pm on the last day of the month, or do you make every moment count?


Links, References and Notes

www.accsys.co.za
Aunty Acid images
Charles Dickens' Uriah Heep


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