To Leave a Company

For a smooth sayonara

A checklist of things you should tend to before leaving a job/company.

Final Month

  • Stop taking on new projects
  • Researching insurance alternatives
  • Looking into your benefits, noting how to make the most of them while you can - Eg. In US, consider conditions of health insurance, health spending accounts (flexible spending where employees put in money in paycheck to use tax-free throughout the year), retirement accounts, donation matching, stock options - Eg. In Ontario, OHIP will pay 80% for many health adjacent treatments

Final Week

  • Transfer personal content off of company laptop. Taking note of applications and cutomized settings used
  • Skimming through Google Drive, Slack, and Email for personal content you want to keep
  • Download starting contracts, performance reviews, and feedback
  • Clearing out pending code/tickets. Ensuring proper handoff for all work
  • Clarifying what work and metrics can be included in portfolio or resume
  • File all expenses
  • Do an exit interview
  • Write feedback for the company (tastefully)

Final Day

  • Sharing your contact information through Slack or goodbye email
  • Sending off thank you notes for everyone that made your time there wonderful

After Final Day

  • Write a recap of your time working there!
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