Case Studies: The Right and Wrong Ways to Exit a Job

Stanford Technology Ventures Program; Arbor Advisors

Leaving a job is as critical a negotiation as starting one, says <a href="">Arbor Advisors</a> partner Stan Christensen, and the last impression you make is even more critical than the first. Christensen offers two examples of employees who have left his firm: One who shared his desire to move on and arranged for a six-month transition plan, and the other who slammed down a same-day letter of resignation. He extols the first case as an example of what to do to facilitate a long-term positive relationship. He also points to the awkwardness of the second scenario, and comments on its dishonesty and the difficulties left in its wake.