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How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

Posted on November 2019

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When quitting a role within the pharma and life sciences sector in Germany, you will want to leave the position on a good note so you can ask your boss and co-workers for a positive reference or LinkedIn recommendation when you leave, which will help you with your reputation, career and future job searches.

However, if you want this, you will need to leave your current role in a professional and graceful way which avoids burning any bridges when it comes to your relationship with the business. Even if you truly hate the role you are leaving, there is a lot of value to leaving a role in a dignified manner where you have tried to make the transition as smooth as possible for your employers.

This guide provides tips on how to best approach leaving a role without leaving a bad taste in your employer’s mouth, from composing your notice to handling your exit interview.

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