How can I leave my employer on good terms?

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Leaving an employer on good terms is always a good idea, as it can help ensure a positive reference and maintain professional relationships in the future. If you are leaving your employer to start your own company, your previous employer can be a good source of referral business. Here are some tips on how to leave your North Carolina employer on good terms:

  1. Give appropriate notice: Be sure to give your employer appropriate notice of your resignation, typically at least two weeks, unless otherwise specified in your employment contract.
  2. Be professional and courteous: When resigning, be professional and courteous in your communication with your employer. Thank them for the opportunities they have given you and express gratitude for the experience you gained while working with them.
  3. Offer to help with the transition: Consider offering to help with the transition by training a replacement or assisting with the transfer of your responsibilities.
  4. Tie up loose ends: Complete any outstanding work, return any company property or equipment, and ensure that all necessary paperwork has been submitted.
  5. Stay positive: Even if you had issues with your employer, try to stay positive and refrain from making negative comments. You never know when you might cross paths again, and you want to ensure you leave a good impression.
  6. Stay in touch: Consider staying in touch with your former colleagues and employer. You never know when a professional relationship might be useful in the future. Look for opportunities to refer business back to your previous employer.

By following these tips, you can leave your North Carolina employer on good terms and maintain a positive professional reputation.

Will Blackton is a business lawyer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. You can reach Will at or (919) 636-5979.

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