How to leave a job: B. Exiting yourself from the job

This is second article in a 3-part series about How to leave a job.  The other articles are A. Making a decision to leave and C. Transitioning to a new job.  This article takes a step back, to choices you have before exiting a job.

B. Exiting yourself from the job

The decision is made – you’ll be leaving and the boss knows. How you leave a job, is just as important as how you start a new job, so get ready to invest time and energy in the leaving activity.

The advice below can be relevant to all situations – even if you are leaving because you aren’t happy in the current gig or leaving because your role was made redundant.

The advice is organised using three of the seven Responsibilities in being Self unLimited.

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In the second part of this series, we look at A. Making a decision to leave.



Helen Palmer, Founder of Self unLimited, has not followed a traditional path in her ‘career’, nor does she intend to. It’s been her personal experience that she’s made plans, then life happened and things went in a direction that wasn’t anticipated. As a consequence she’s fascinated by the emergent and serendipitous approach to life and work. She thinks about ways to help others navigate the future of work, given the ambiguous possibilities and opportunities if there is courage to take that journey. And for good measure, she likes to inject humour and originality into her work.


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