Are you anticipating that 2017 will be the year you find your dream job? Well, there is no time like the present to get organized and ready. You know, before you barge into your boss’s office and scream “I QUIT!

You’ll need to get your ducks in a row to make this transition easier for all involved – well, mainly you. So, here are some things you’ll need to do before your quit your job:

Clean Up Your Technology

If your company supplies you with a laptop and cell phone, you should probably take any personal stuff off both of them. Remember to only transfer personal files, clean up your work files and leave those company files alone. Trust us, those are more than likely proprietary and you can get in big trouble copying them. And don’t forget all of those personal photos off your phone.

Organize Your Projects

It’s never a good idea to burn a bridge with an old employer.  So when you leave, if your work is all disorganized, that does not bode well for you. Make sure all of your files and projects are squared away and that any loose ends are either taken care of or noted. Sure the position may not have been what you were looking for, but there’s no reason to take that out on your successor.

Make Doctor Appointments

If you live in the U.S., your new job may not offer health benefits or they may not kick in for 90 days. To be on the safe side, schedule those doctor and dentist appointments before you quit your job. There is nothing worse than needing to see the doctor when you don’t have coverage.

If you’ve decided to leave your job and you have another one lined up, congrats! If you don’t, consider contacting a professional staffing agency to find your next position. And if you’re in IT and looking for work in Dallas-Fort Worth, Maxsys Solutions is one of the area’s exceptional IT Staffing Agencies.