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Advice for Job-changers
(10 rules for a successsful job change)

01 You can only understand the job change process by experiencing it. So for your first job change you need to formulate a plan and follow it carefully.
02 Before thinking about outside jobs, consider opportunities within your current organization, i.e. in-house job change.
03 If you repeatedly change jobs at intervals of less than a year, you run the risk of becoming a job-hopper.
04 A successful job change is one where the appointee and the employer are both satisfied 6 months or a year after the appointment.
05 Before considering a job change, first take stock of your career.
06 The key to a smooth job change is accumulating, on a day-to-day basis, specialized and practical skills that are marketable beyond the bounds of your current organization.
07 Timing is crucial. Avoid changing jobs if the timing will not build your career.
08 There is more to changing jobs than salary. Avoid changing jobs if a higher salary is your only motivation.
09 When changing jobs, the organization you leave is just as important as the organization you join. A job change cannot succeed without a smooth departure from your present employer and a proper handover of duties.
10 The final decision about whether to change jobs is up to you.

Advice for Those Leaving an Organization(6 rules for a sucessful departure)

A smooth take-off will help ensure a safe landing

01 As soon as you have a tentative job offer, start drawing up a handover plan. A handover period of two or three months is ideal, but allow a minimum of one month and devote yourself to achieving a planned handover.
02 Once you have decided to leave, don’t put things off ? institute the necessary procedures for resigning immediately. Tell your boss you are leaving, submit a formal resignation, and work toward a planned handover of duties so you can depart smoothly.
03 If your boss or colleagues try to dissuade you from resigning, clearly explain your position and convince them of your reasoning. Strong opposition to your resigning is evidence that you are a valuable worker with skills that are in demand.
04 Once you have a tentative offer it is important to discuss a start date with your new employer, but be sure to set a schedule that leaves you plenty of time for a smooth handover of your current duties. Do not rush the process of leaving, no matter how tight a start schedule your new employer suggests. Give yourself plenty of time for a smooth takeoff.
05 Have farewell parties before you leave. The scale and number of farewell events you have are indicators of how well you have done your work and how popular you are in the workplace. The impression you make as you leave will be greatly affected by whether or not you have farewell parties.
06 The atmosphere when you leave is crucial. It is best not to leave on a sour note, no matter what. Remember that “anger is your enemy” - you never know when you may cross paths with these people again in the future.

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