How to Plan to Retire from Your Job

Are you wondering how to gracefully leave your job? What should you do before you quit your job?
I have all the answers!

Are you ready to move on? How to quit your job without feeling guilty
Many people want to leave their jobs.
Retrace your steps towards your goal
Check your contract
Here are some tips to help you prepare to leave your job.
Your successor’s training

Things to do before you quit your job
Plan your job transition

I have always kept an eye out for the door. Even if you are in a great place right now, it may not be great in six months.
Many things can change. You may get a new manager or someone you don’t like as much. Companies downsize and jobs are lost. You take on a new project that isn’t interesting/not challenging/too difficult/requires you to travel more than you’re comfortable with.
Are you ready to move on? How to quit your job without feeling guilty
There are many reasons you might be ready for a change. Regardless of whether your workplace is full of your best friends or a terrible place to work, there is no reason to feel guilty about quitting your job.
You are moving on and that’s a good sign, as you made the right decision.
You want to leave a good impression. You want people to know that you did your best and left the job well. Let’s take a look at what you can do to prepare for quitting. You’ll feel confident about your ability to survive and thrive after you leave your current employer.
I attended a webinar on how to prepare an exit strategy for your current job. In other words, how you can leave your job on good terms. Krissy Jackson is TheIT Girls Coach. I was eager to hear her thoughts.
Krissy stated that even though it may seem difficult or time-consuming it is worth the effort to prepare for a graceful exit. She said, “It’s not nearly so daunting as it seems at first.”
Preparation sends a clear message about who you are and what you offer to the people that matter.
Many people want to leave their jobs.
Jackson presented the results of a salary survey (from Salary.com), which had approximately 7,000 respondents.
These are some of the findings from the study.
Nearly 65% believe that their employees are not looking for work opportunities.
Nearly 80% believe that their employees will not start a job search within the next three months.
But
65% of respondents indicated that they were looking around.
60% of respondents said they would intensify the effort in the coming months.

There is a huge gap between employer beliefs and employee reality. Many people are passively job-hunting, and you are not the only one.
But what happens if you take a bite? Are you ready to jump ship immediately?
Retrace your steps towards your goal
Krissy says that your plan to quit your job is similar to money in your career bank account. Your plan to quit your employer includes many things:
Maintaining your CV
Personal branding
Mentoring your successor
Revision of your employment contract
Networking
Clear thinking about your career path
Keep up to date with industry trends

To begin planning your move, think backwards to your goal. Once you have decided that you want to move, you can begin planning your move in small steps (like a ‘work out notice’ or ‘hand in notice’), and then go for interviews, and finally, find job opportunities.
Training and reviewing your employment contract should be at the top of your list. Before you tell anyone you are leaving, and perhaps even before you make the final decision, take any training courses or other development opportunities that you have been interested in.
“Time appears when things are planned into your year plan.”