Tips and Tricks on Saying Goodbye

Sarah Wall



It is the video you have all been waiting for!

Luke Driscoll and Alicia Ryalls-Payne are giving you all the tips and tricks you need to know about leaving a company in the best way!

This can be a tricky period and especially nerve-racking for many people.

We are giving you an insight into everything to help it go as smoothly as possible.


Alicia: Tips and tricks on how best to leave your current company on a good note. Soph is sick of us already. She has to listen to this on repeat as well! So actually you deserve a medal.

Luke: So this is a very short video, something that me and Alicia both thought about in regards to best practices when you leave your company because hopefully, we can find you that new job. And then the last thing we want to do is get you into any sort of trouble with your current employer, which could reflect badly when joining a new company.

So point one for us would be handing your notice in the right manner.

So we’ve got a number of examples of people walking up to their boss and saying, look, I hate it here, I quit. It doesn’t look good on you.

It doesn’t look good at all, to be honest. And obviously, that can come down and bite you in the backside when you do come to leave, if you ever wanted to come back, for example, hopefully not, because hopefully, you would have found you the best role out there.

Alicia: It happens.

Luke: You never know right?

Alicia: It swings in roundabouts.

Luke: You never know, right?

About you never know. Yeah. By doing this, maybe like write it down in a nice word format.

You guys are excellent with computers anyway. write something nice, short and sweet saying this is the reason why I’m leaving.

This is what I’m looking to do.

Here’s my notice period. And that would then bring us to point two.

Alicia: What is point two?

Alicia: Point two, if you can.

Sometimes it’s not possible, but if you can, it’s really important to make sure that you work your full notice period.

In certain situations, it’s not possible, or for whatever reason, somebody will leave with immediate effects, depending on the reason that they’ve left the business.

But I think it shows you’ve gone on and found a new role and that’s the reason that you’re leaving, but you’ve still got the time to kind of make sure that everything’s closed off in your current position, as well as making sure all those projects and handovers are done properly.

And it just shows to your current employer that you do things properly.

You did thank them for the time that you had there and you’re appreciative of them, even if that maybe wasn’t the case.

It’s always good to leave things in a better light.

Luke: Point three, it might sound simple, but don’t bad mouth your current employer when firstly interviewing, social media, you’d be surprised how many people go on their Facebook as an example and go, this company did this, this company did that.

Your current employer will check out your Facebook profile or your LinkedIn or your Instagram.

Not heard too much of Instagram, but they will check you out to get an idea of firstly who is joining.

And if it’s spread across your profile that you’re bad-mouthing your current employer, even if they are a bad company, it doesn’t look good on you.

It puts that risk factor into a current employee’s mind that you’re going to come in.

If things don’t go away in the first week, you’re going to bad mouth the hell of them.

So avoid doing that at all costs.

Tell your friends, tell your family.

If you don’t like something about someone, feel free to moan to your friends and family.

Don’t post it on social media.

Alicia: Maybe a final one I would say is not everybody.

I feel like we’ve highlighted if you are leaving a company on a bad note.

A lot of people don’t leave the company on a bad note.

It’s just they found something new that offers them that little something that maybe their current position couldn’t.

And definitely, especially in our industry, everybody knows everybody, everybody has friends, everybody talks.

And so if you’ve got to get good relationships there, make sure you’ve got their contacts, make sure you’re friends with them on LinkedIn, make sure you’re connected and you’ve got their contact details because you never know when you might need help from them in the future or you might go into a role in the future and think you’d be great. For this current project, I’m working on.

Luke: References.

Alicia: Exactly.

So it’s always really important to keep those kinds of networks that you’re constantly building.

And I think networking is such an annoying word, do you know what I mean?

Stay connected with the people that you’ve spoken to, you’ve worked with, that you’re friends with, or people who just think who is really good at their job and you like them because you never know who you’re going to meet in the future or if you’re going to get into a decision where you might need them.

Or you just find something or a position and you think that would work pretty well for someone who you connected with in the past.

Everybody knows everybody in each other’s industry and it’s always good to keep those questions.

If you’ve got any questions, any views on this, or anything you think we missed, let us know.

Drop us a comment below and we can see how we can help you.