The Proper Way to Quit a Job

February 22, 2010 at 6:57 am 27 comments

Quitting a job in the midst of this historic economic downturn??? Seems like a crazy topic for a blog aimed at job-seekers, eh? Well, the fact is many job-seekers find new opportunities BEFORE they leave their old jobs. From a recruiter’s perspective, that is the traditional goal of a “Head Hunter” – to get someone to leave one job and go to another. [Read “The Real Truth About Working with Recruiters” for more on how "Head Hunters" differ from other types of recruiters.] And it goes without saying that a candidate who is still working is perceived in a better light than an unemployed job-seeker by most potential new employers. So naturally, it’s a really bad idea to quit a job without having another job already lined up – unless the circumstances are pretty drastic at your current company. That said, people choose to switch jobs for all kinds of reasons: they find a better opportunity that pays more money, offers better chances for advancement, is a better fit for their skills, is with a company with a better culture, etc. There are also the typical negative reasons why people would be looking to leave a job in the first place: feeling underpaid and/or under-appreciated, conflicts with the boss or co-workers, poor company culture or morale, company is in financial trouble, dead end job with no possibility for advancement, etc. Whether the economy is up or down, lots of people are still working, and still switching jobs. In fact, the total number of job changes the average person will have over their lifetime has risen dramatically in recent years.

As a recruiter, I’ve counseled many candidates through the process of giving notice to their employers, and I know it’s something that scares a lot of people. It’s been said that quitting a job may be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life — comparable with a death in the family or a divorce.  The actual act of giving notice to your employer is not something that most people have a lot of experience with. So here are some tips and some advice on how to leave on the best of terms, in as professional a manner as possible, and without burning any bridges. [Read “The Golden Rule: Don't Burn Bridges” for more detailed explanation of why this is so important.] Typically, what causes a bridge to be burned is what the employer does when hit with the news of a resignation, and how the employee reacts to that.

A Resignation Letter Template:
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(Date):

Dear (Supervisor’s Name):

This is to inform you that today I am submitting my resignation of employment which will become effective as of (Last Day of Employment).

I appreciate all that (Company Name) has afforded me, but after careful consideration I have made an irreversible decision to accept a new position. I am confident that this move is in my best interest, as well as that of my family and my career. I know that you will respect my decision.

I wish all the best for (Company Name) in the future. I will use the remainder of my time with the company to have all my work in order by my last day of employment.

Sincerely,

(Type and Sign Your Name)
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Giving Notice:
The best time to give notice is on a Friday afternoon. That gives your boss less time to react, ask questions or to argue, and gives everyone the weekend to calm down, absorb and accept the news. Use the resignation letter shown above, address it to your immediate supervisor, sign it and make a copy for your records. In addition, prepare a list of projects and activities that you are currently working on, and their status. Hand the letter to your boss and tell him/her that you are submitting your resignation effective on the date indicated (typically 2 weeks from the day you give notice) and that you have prepared a list of your projects and activities and their status. Say that when they feel it is appropriate, you are prepared to discuss what you can complete in your final 2 weeks and who you should turn certain projects over to, etc. Your objective will be to make the transition as smooth as possible.

By the way … giving 2 weeks notice is a standard professional courtesy that is not actually required in many cases. In the United States¹, most people are employed “at will” – a legal term which means that they can quit any time for any reason (or no reason at all) with or without giving advanced notice. Of course, the reverse is also true: they can be fired at any time for any reason (or no reason at all) with or without advanced notice. I’ve seen cases where a person gave their 2-week notice, only to be told to clear out their desk and leave the premises that day! While not a very common response by a company, it’s not unheard of … and certainly within the company’s rights. They would then only have to pay that person up through the last day they actually worked. The much more common responses (especially if you were considered a valued employee) are what follows:

What may happen:
Do not expect your boss to be supportive. It is not in their best interest for you to leave and they probably don’t have a contingency plan for your departure. Be prepared for a wide range of emotions, from anger to remorse. Your boss may try to flatter you for the good job you’ve done, promise you things to get you to stay … and when all else fails try to make you feel guilty. (“We’ve done so much for you, and this is what we get in return?!”) The best thing you can do is talk as little as possible. Let them vent. Don’t get drawn into the emotion … that’s how you unintentionally burn bridges. Simply remain calm, and stick to your guns. As the resignation letter says, your decision is “irreversible.”

The Questions You’ll Get:
Your boss will probably ask you a lot of questions in an attempt to gather information that they can use to cast reasonable doubt on your decision, and possibly get you to change your mind. Remember that your objective is to not burn your bridge. Answer the questions professionally but in a general (vague) way, and without sharing any details. The more details you provide, the more likely it is that you will get into a debate. If you win that debate, you will not only have resigned but you will have rubbed their noses in it. Not a good idea! Here are the most typical questions you’ll get from your boss:

  • Why do you want to leave the company? The best way to handle it is to say something like: “I appreciate all the opportunities you have afforded me however I have accepted an opportunity I cannot turn down and that I feel is good for my career.” Do not say anything negative about your current job, the company, or any of the people you worked with there!
  • Where are you going to work? Never tell your current boss where you are going to work! There are many reasons for this rule, but they all boil down to this: nothing good can come from them knowing where you are going … and without spelling it out, I’ll just say that it’s entirely possible that bad things could happen from them finding out who your new employer will be. The bottom line is that they simply don’t need to know. All you have to say is: “While I appreciate your curiosity, I would like to keep where I am going confidential.” That may end the questioning. If they continue to ask, just say: “For my remaining time here I’d like to concentrate on my work and help make the transition as smooth as possible – and I know that if we get into all these side issues, we’ll be rehashing this for remainder of my stay.”
  • How much money did they offer? Simply say: “I appreciate your asking, but that is a confidential matter between me, my new employer and my family.” Do not allow money to become a bargaining point, or open yourself up to a possible counteroffer. That almost never ends well!
  • How did you find this position? Whether you found it through answering an ad, through networking, through a recruiter, or they simply found you … again, it’s really none of their business. A good answer, which is truthful but vague, is: “I found it through a personal contact of mine.”
  • What can we do to keep you? This is the biggest trap of a question! Your immediate response should be: “Although I appreciate your asking, there is nothing you can offer. I am committed to my decision.” If you hesitate when asked that question, it might be interpreted as an invitation to convince you to stay. Then they will keep hounding you relentlessly! Assuming that you ultimately turn them down anyway, you will have then probably burned your bridge. Conviction is important here. If you’re not sure about your decision, then you shouldn’t resign to begin with.

The most typical response by any boss who doesn’t want to lose an employee who is quitting is to come up with a counteroffer (more money, a promotion, etc.) That is a topic for another blog [“Counteroffers: Just Say No”] … but suffice it to say, accepting a counteroffer is almost always a REALLY BAD IDEA! 80% of all people who accept counteroffers are no longer with their company six months later.² It’s best to keep repeating that your decision to move on is final and irreversible. Remain firm, stay confident and move forward with a positive attitude. Leave in as professional a manner as possible, so as not to burn a bridge. You never know when or where the people from that former company will re-appear in your future!

¹ As many astute readers have pointed out, employment laws, the “at-will” status and requirements for giving notice may vary outside of the United States.

² As reported in the Wall Street Journal:
1) Business Week published a set of statistics that revealed that nine out of ten candidates who accepted a counter offer were back on the streets looking within six months.
2) Statistics compiled by the National Employment Association confirm the fact that over 80% of those people who elect to accept a counter offer and stayed, are no longer with their company six months later.

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  • 1. Michael Sigler  |  February 22, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Great advice Michael. One point I would like to share (regarding not saying where you are going) is that I had a boss who then proceeded to tell me why my decision was a bad one, that the company and position I was moving to was a bad move and that unless I was really on my game, I was going to fail. I walked away feeling somewhat down and even slightly doubting my decision. After some time of reflection, I realized that this reaction from my boss was another reason for justifying my decision. So, the best thing is to do as you suggest and just not share that information regarding your next employer.

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  • 2. jeffrsabo  |  February 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Michael,

    This is a great post and you brought up several good points! I liked your resignation letter template and thought that was a professional way to go about it!

    I do agree with you that sometimes companies are more prone to show you the door the day you resign then give you two weeks. That happened to me once when I resigned from a company even though I said I would be willing to work the two weeks. In reality, there was nothing I really could do during that time and it made sense.

    As far as reactions go, I did have to deal with a negative reaction from someone and I thought your advice for handling was right on. It’s best not to get caught up in their emotions and you are right that resigning on a Friday is a good idea.

    Jeff

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  • 3. Joe  |  February 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I resigned from a company a few years back and it was only after I turned in my notice, did they acknowledge that they deemed me a valuable employee. After the word got out, I was informed the operations manager and HR manager wanted to meet with me. This was at a time when they had lost a lot of key people due to changes in management. I agreed (after all, it never hurts to talk, right?) and was told how important I was and how they valued my experience. I was offered a promotion kind of (more responsibility, but no more money). In hindsight I was glad they didn’t counter with a money offer. As you know, when things begin to go south, your on the short list of people to go first. NEVER ACCEPT A COUNTER OFFER!!!

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  • 4. Ruy  |  February 23, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Thanks for that Michael: right to the point and very clear advices on the best course of action. I learned a lot. Highly appreciated!
    You are doing a great job debunking the job seeking game. I recommend reading “The real truth about working with recruiters …” as well.
    Ruy

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  • 5. Laura  |  February 23, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Michael:
    I always enjoy your blogs. You provide real, down-to-earth information that people can put into practice immediately. I quit my job for another about 2 years ago. Although I followed a lot of the advice mentioned in the your blog, it would have been great to have all these pointers at that time to make it even a smoother transition.
    Thanks! Keep sharing!

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  • 6. Andy Fahrenbach  |  February 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    This is a good discussion. Over the course of my career I have seen resignations tendered in a variety of ways from being handled professionally demonstrating the appropriate level of respect for the manager to going out to lunch and not returning. An employee should tell their manager they are leaving, briefly explain why hand the manager the resignation letter and the excuse themselves from the managers office and go about their business. At no point in time should an employee tell his/her manager where they are going to work espically now during the internet age. As far as accepting a counter offer, keep in mind the reasons someone looks for and accepts another position are still there when a counter offer is extended not too mention putting themselves in a position to potentially be viewed as being disloyal. As far as the best day of the week for resigning it really does not matter as long as a an appropriate notice has been tendered.

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  • 7. Harish Pandya  |  February 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    The topic shows details, and I think it is important to resign in a professional way.

    What about when a company decides to let go an individual or a group of people? Do they really think about the employee? I am not sure they do. They only think about the legal ramifications and they make sure that the group they are letting go falls within the law. Quite often the companies will place an employee on the sideline and may give totally unrealistic reasons or none at all – such that the employee will go out in frustration. Is that professionalism?
    Is there a proper way for the company to fire an employee?

    Posted by Harish Pandya

    On 02/23/10 6:45 AM, Harish Pandya wrote:

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  • 8. Dan  |  March 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Great advice, as usual. I would add that these days you should be ready to leave the day you resign. Know what personal items you have to take with you, and be ready to pack them and go. More companies don’t seem to want you around to interact with the other employees, I guess, or steal their precious business secrets. The last time I resigned I offered three weeks notice, as there was a project in that third week that only I was trained to handle. My reward for being considerate and offering that help was to be told an hour later to pack my things and go, and two employees watched me and then escorted me out of the building.

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  • 9. pmoss  |  April 26, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks, Michael! Need this every hour of every day. Can you make a dashboard gadget or iGoogle widget? You have the nose that knows!

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  • 10. LizR  |  August 13, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Thank you!!! Finally the advice I’ve been looking for. It took me a dozen sites to find this one, but it answered all of my questions and eased my hesitation of notifying my boss that I am leaving. Much appreciated!

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  • 11. Stephani  |  October 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I’ve read a lot of advice that Friday is the worst day to give notice. (Note, this is Friday and I have a resignation letter in an envelope in my purse.) Are there some advantages to Monday?

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    • 12. Michael Spiro  |  October 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm

      Stephani:

      As I said in the post, giving notice on a Friday gives your boss less time to react, ask questions or to argue, and gives everyone the weekend to calm down, absorb and accept the news. I can’t think of any reasons why giving notice on a Monday would be a good idea. Can you?

      Michael

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  • 13. Robert  |  March 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Thanks you for your advice. I am a Manager on contract but they did not want employees to know that. I have been with the company just over 2 years. I have just given notice (3 months) and said that we are moving to another city (which is true) however I did not get into the real reasons – which are very many. There is part of me that wants to elaborate and provide details but I tell myself that if i could not turn the company around and change the dysfunctional culture in two years then why would they care to hear my thoughts now. I am sure that the owners are well aware of the level of intimidation, manipulation and self serving behavior of my direct supervisor and the effect that has had on me and many others in the organization. They have asked me to stay another 2 months (July & August) so that would be 5 months from now! The would also like me to remotely do work from the other city if possible – and I am somewhat interested in that as I would essentially be on my own with my own projects and because I have yet to line anything firm up in the new city. I really like your suggestion to state ” I have made an irreversible decision “. Certainly open to you thoughts and advice – THANKS Rob

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  • 14. Yadira Lomeli  |  November 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

    What a great template. Honestly I’ve been looking, and this example was the most wonderful one yet!!! I love it and thank u so much for the words. I couldn’t put together!! Very nervous but it’s a career move for my future !! Thank u thank u again.

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  • 15. Shell  |  January 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Hello. I gave a two week notice on a Wednesday, and my employer told me that my notice has to start on a Monday. Is this true? Also they said that I had to give four weeks notice even though it didn’t state it in my contract. Am I in the right? Tia

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    • 16. Michael Spiro  |  January 23, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Tia:
      There is no law or requirement that I know of that says that notice needs to start on a Monday. Addionally, if you were hired “at will,” then no notice is required at all! Giving two weeks notice is simply a standard professional courtesy — it seems like the right thing do to, but again — is not actually required in most cases. Demanding four weeks notice is unusual and seems excessive. If it wasn’t in writing when you were hired, then it can’t possibly be enforceable.
      Michael

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  • 17. Hema  |  April 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    This is a great post. I am sure it will help me when i quit my job this week. I have been working for my company for the last 13 years out of which 7.5 years working from home as i moved to another country. but now, with the expectations rising, and new management (3rd in the last 7 years), monotonous work, which, inspite of being at home, did not give me much time with my family, as i was working round the clock becasue of the different time zones (US and India), i have decided to quit. I want to be as professional as i can when i quit, because i donot want to sound that i can’t handle it anymore. Any tips?

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    • 18. Michael Spiro  |  April 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      Hema:
      I don’t have any special advice for you, other than what I’ve already written in this blog article. Simply use the template provided for your resignation letter. No further explanation should be needed to your boss. Based on how that letter is worded, you need not worry about sounding like “you can’t handle it.” It’s fairly self-explanatory. Good luck!
      -Michael

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  • 19. Dennis Carlsen  |  September 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Greetings:

    I like your brief letter for quitting. I have trimmed down a little to the following:

    Your Name, address, date

    Dear Mr. Supervisor,
    ACME Company, Supervisor

    I hereby submit my resignation of employment with ACME which will become effective as of (Last Day of Employment).

    After careful consideration I have made a final decision to accept a new position. I am confident that this move is in my best interest, as well as that of my family and my career.

    I appreciate all that ACME has done for me and family over the past several years. I wish ACME a successful and prosperous future. I will use the remainder of my time with the company to have all my work in order by my last day of employment.

    Sincerely,

    Your Name (signature)

    Regards, Dennis

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  • 20. Erik  |  April 3, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I can’t stress enough not to burn bridges. My sister learned this the hard way. She had a falling out with a well-connected high ranking colleague and she felt it was her duty to tell him off. I told her she shouldn’t have done that, and to reconcile. In the meantime she was eventually let go. Not even a year later she came upon a great opportunity. You know who the hiring person was.

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    • 21. Michael Spiro  |  April 3, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Erik:
      Great story. It really is a very small world, and people you know invariably show up again in unexpected places later in life. Of course, in your sister’s case, she probably would not have wanted to work for that guy she had a falling out with — even if she hadn’t told him off! But better to have that be her choice instead of his.
      Michael

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  • 22. wendy  |  June 7, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    hi, I have 2 points/questions:

    1) I wonder if you have any advice for quitting when you don’t even have something lined up for your next job. I feel like I need to tell my boss that I’m leaving for something else, when in fact I don’t have something else lined up. I am going to give a month notice and I think he will accept that b/c I have a few projects that I want to finish up and I think it’s the right thing to do. but I feel concerned that when he asks what job are you going to next, I don’t want to lie and say that I have a job lined up, but I also don’t want to say I don’t have something lined up b/c then he might want me to stay on 2 or 3 months more (which I don’t want to do)!
    2) also wondering about a vacation that I had planned months before I decided to resign and it falls within that month notice time period. I have made reservations and really want to take that vacation b/c I have vacation time owed to me anyway. I’m in civil service sector, so I would get to cash out my sick time and vacation, but I am guessing my boss won’t be happy if I take that one week vacation. but I am offering to stay for a month, which is generous. but maybe I am asking for too much to think he would let me take that week’s vacation still. any thoughts on this?
    thanks. great blog and helpful!

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    • 23. Michael Spiro  |  June 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Wendy:

      I can’t help but wonder why you are quitting your job without another one lined up. That’s usually not a wise idea … so I hope you have a plan that makes sense for you and your own personal situation if another job does not materialize in a reasonable amount of time after you quit. That said, I’d advise you to say as little as possible to your current employer regarding your plans. No need to disclose anything, really. Don’t lie. Just say that you are giving notice, and avoid answering questions about where you are going next. As the blog says, the answer to the question about where you are going is: “While I appreciate your curiosity, I would like to keep where I am going confidential.”

      As to the vacation issue, if you are owed the vacation time and it’s already been approved by your boss — then you should be able to take it no matter when it falls. Giving 4 week’s notice is above and beyond the norm. Taking off one of those weeks for a vacation you already earned should not be a big deal.

      -Michael

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      • 24. wendy  |  June 9, 2014 at 8:57 pm

        thanks Michael for your reply and advice. I have a few irons in the fire for a new job and I have savings and I’m not that worried about it. I actually want about a month or 2 break b/c I am so burned out. I really need a rest. I think professors who take sabbaticals are so lucky and I think sabbaticals should be offered for other professions. in addition, I’m glad there is now obamacare b/c I will have health insurance(not as good as what I currently have of course, but at least it is something). I don’t have any dependents, so I am in a position more able than most to take this kind of risk.
        as far as the vacation issue, that makes sense to me and so I hope my employer will see it that way: that it is a vacation that I already earned.

  • 25. Chris  |  June 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Definitely good info here, thank you for that. I’m curious though what your thoughts are when your boss is one of your best friends? It seems to me in that scenario that the strictly business approach would be damaging to that relationship. Of course given that I’m resigning they’re sure to feel some degree of abandonment, maybe even betrayal, but I want to do everything I can to minimize that.

    Thanks!

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    • 26. Michael Spiro  |  June 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Chris:
      Quitting on your best friend sounds like a tricky situation, indeed! Assuming you want to maintain a close friendship after you leave, I suppose that the amount of information you share with your “boss” upon giving notice might be greater than what you would have shared with a typical business-only boss. I’d say tell him as much as you feel comfortable with (where you are going, salary, etc.) The one thing you still need to be totally firm on is sticking with your decision. Do not allow your friendship to sway you into a debate about the merits of your decision, or into accepting a counter-offer. As long as you come from the position of having made an “irreversible decision,” I think you’ll be fine.
      -Michael

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  • 27. Anonymous  |  August 29, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Thank you so much for this article. My husband received an offer and the company is pressuring him to disclose where he is going. We didn’t think that wise, and this confirms our instincts. I appreciate it.

    Reply

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►  Comic Relief: Job-Seeking
      Humor - Volume 3

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►  The Résumé Test & Checklist:
      Does Yours Pass?

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►  The "T" Cover Letter -
      The Only Type Worth Sending

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►  The Brutal Truth on how
      Résumés Get Eliminated

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►  Comic Relief: Job-Seeking
      Humor - Volume 2

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►  Age Discrimination: Exposing
      Inconvenient Truths

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►  The Double-Whammy of
      Rejection and Isolation

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►  Is Your “Elevator Pitch” Taking
      You UP or DOWN?

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►  Comic Relief: Job-Seeking
      Humor - Volume 1

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►  Warning: That Rant You
      Posted Just Went Viral!

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►  Using Social Media to Enhance
      Job-Searching

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►  Avoiding the “Black Hole
      of HR”

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►  “In Transition” and Other
      Awkward Euphemisms

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►  Getting Un-Stuck from
      your Rut!

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►  Time Management: Recipe for a
      Well-Balanced Job Search

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►  Face-to-Face Interviews:
      Secrets, Tips and Tricks

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►  Counteroffers: Just Say No!
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►  The Proper Way to Quit a Job
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►  The Real Truth About Working
      with Recruiters

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►  Phone Interviews:
      Secrets, Tricks and Tips

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►  The Golden Rule: Never Burn
      Bridges

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►  Candidates Gone Wild:
      Recruiter Horror Stories

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►  Following-Up: An Essential
      Key to Success

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►  Nuggets: A Secret Interviewing
      Technique

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►  New Year’s Resolutions for
      Unemployed Job-Seekers

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►  How to Network: A Step-by-
      Step Guide for Job-Searching

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►  Top 10 Most Helpful Things for
      Job-Seekers

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►  Top 10 Most Annoying Things
      for Job-Seekers

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►  Age Discrimination: Secret
      Conversations Revealed!

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►  The Art of Giving: The Key to
      Effective Networking

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►  Targeted Networking: How to
      Effectively Reach Out

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►  Why Job Hunting is a
      Consultative Sales Position

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►  The Power of a Positive
      Attitude

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►  Looking for Networking in
      All the Wrong Places

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►  Answering the Dreaded Salary
      Question

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