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How can I leave my current job gracefully?

Making a graceful exit from your current job is supremely important. Here are some ways to maintain relationships with your current construction employer and co-construction executives, and avoid burning bridges in ways that can come back to haunt you.

First, avoid the inclination you might have to set your construction employer or co-construction executives straight about their faults.

Changing jobs is not an excuse to slack off in the position you're leaving. It’s okay for job seekers to be candid about not seeing eye-to-eye with a construction employer, but avoid getting into the details of disagreements or passing judgment on your construction employer' character.

Last, set up an exit construction interview with someone from human resources to explain your reasons for leaving.

The most significant thing, at this stage, is feeling good about how you've left a job so you can make a smooth transition to your new position.