Consumer Watch: When quitting is the right answer
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
If you feel like you're getting nowhere at work, the solution may surprise you. For some the right move might just be quitting your job. Now, before you start burning bridges on the way out of work, Fox 25 Consumer Watch finds the right and wrong way to quit.
"If they are not being successful for a variety of reasons, then it is advisable at times they move on so to say they can find a place where they can be successful," says Klyle Killingsworth, and HR professional in Oklahoma City.
The biggest reason people choose to leave is not seeing advancement or growth at work. Another big problem is just not getting along with their managers. If you think it's time for you to move on, it is best to have something else lined up before quitting. Killingsworth also recommends not making a big show about your exit, and taking it easy on the exit interview.
"Don't be difficult, and be complimentary on things that you truly can be complimentary on with that organization," says Killingsworth.
Keep in mind that for many careers, there are a limited number of companies a person can work with. Also, many of those managers meet together at events and luncheons to talk. There are plenty of good reasons to leave a job, but it is not a decision to be made lightly.
Remember, in job interviews a common question is: 'Why did you leave your last job?' Potential employers understand people are looking for growth, but they want to ensure the person they could be hiring is responsible, loyal, and a professional, so make sure your answer aligns with those ideas.