Before You Start A New Job, Plan Your Departure

Whether you’ve just been hired for your dream job, or you’re working somewhere to tide you over until that happens, it’s to your benefit to start planning your exit strategy. Here’s why.

Writer and entrepreneur James Altucher notes that all (good) things come to an end, so there’s no sense in pretending your current situation is going to last forever. You may find yourself without that job someday, perhaps by no fault of your own, or — in a much better world — you’ll have learned all you can learn and are ready to move on. Perhaps you’ll want to go out and start your own company, or maybe you’ve considered this job as a stepping stone. The point is before you get started it’s useful to have a set of goals for what you personally want to accomplish at your place of work, so you can have a good experience and move on when the time comes.

For more helpful tips for what to do on day one, when you start a new job, be sure to check out James’ full post.

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