I am feeling compelled to share a recent experience with everyone. Although this post is especially geared towards Job-Seekers, it is information everyone can benefit from. I have been on-assignment through an staffing company as an Admin/Client Specialist for a private consulting firm. It was a very nice opportunity, and the people were great. Several weeks ago, I sent my resume in for consideration for an HR opportunity I really wanted. After all HR, Recruiting,and Training are my passions. I followed up, and waited patiently. A few more weeks, went by, and then a call for an interview, and background check. WOW.. I thought. Then another 2 weeks came and went. Last week, I got the call I had been hoping for. Job Offer! I accepted, and I start Monday.
The reason behind this post, is to illustrate how to transition from one position to another gracefully. I first called the agency, and explained about my new job opportunity, I thanked the recruiter, and the company for being so kind to me, and giving me such a nice assignment. I also spoke to the owners at my assignment. I thanked them very much for the opportunity. What “surprised” me the most, I think is that they were excited and happy for me! She said you are following your career aspirations, how can I be upset about that? I was wished the best, and they asked that I keep in touch. She also said she would be willing to write a professional recommendation. The takeaways from this experience are: Always leave on a good note, Never, ever, burn your bridges, Be polite, and professional, and be graceful. It’s a small world, after all………………..