(Closed) Transitioning when leaving a job

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I highly suggest asking the person how they learn- do they prefer to watch what you do, or do they need written documents?

Take them through your day, show them your task list, explain what your day is like. When I left my last job, I gave the new gal the entire run down and even let her in on the “emotional tendencies” of my former boss. I knew that was a risk but former boss’s attitude was one of the main reasons I was leaving- wanted her to know the earlier she set up boundaries the better. 

Post # 4
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@coffeegal85:  Introduce them around and give them an idea of who to ask for help on different tasks.  Show them what a normal day looks like for you (logging into the computer, running regular reports, etc…)  Give the new person tips on doing the job more efficiently.  I would also give them a little idea of office politics (just enough to get the idea but not so much that you sound like a gossipy bee-otch) so they don’t immediately step on other people’s toes.

Post # 5
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@coffeegal85:  Before I left my last job, I actually spent a few weeks working on a guide to help them out (that they could read) when I was gone. I guess you don’t exactly have the luxury of doing that…

I would write down the main things they need to know, or who to ask to get what done. Just showing them something doesn’t necessarily help since especially if you’re showing them a hundred different things, they’re bound to forget a step or two.

Obviously it depends what kind of job you have… but I am sure in one day you can help them out at least a little bit. Think to yourself “what would I want to know about my job if I was just starting it?”… and try to think back on what frustrated you when you first started.

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