If you’ve come to this blog, my guess is that you’re wanting some advice on how to announce that you’re leaving your company on LinkedIn. And not to worry – you’ve come to the right place!
Announcing that you’re leaving your company can be a tricky and somewhat daunting task. You may be a bit weary of how others will react, what their impression of your next move will be, and so on. The reality is that it’s complicated! However, it’s oftentimes important, and it’s a way to leave a positive ending impression on your company, colleagues there, and overall network.
In this blog, I’ll provide some tips on how you can gracefully announce that you’re leaving your company on LinkedIn. Let’s dive in!
Tips on Announcing You’re Leaving Your Company on LinkedIn
1. Plan Your Announcement
Before posting to LinkedIn, make sure to plan out and draft your post. Consider sharing why you’re leaving, what you’ve learned while at the company, and what you’re looking forward to in your next role or stage of life. Planning your announcement will give you time to edit and perfect your statement, and will allow you to include everything that you’d like.
2. Be Professional
My next tip for you is to be professional in your post. LinkedIn is a professional platform, so the tone of your announcement should fit that. It’s important to note that you should avoid negative commentary of your past company or criticism of your colleagues. This is a prime example of the saying ‘If you have something negative to say, don’t say it at all’.
3. Express Gratitude
In opposition to not saying anything negative, don’t hesitate to say positive things! Express your gratitude for the company, for things you learned in the role, and for your colleagues. Saying positive things about your time at the company will leave a positive lasting impression on the people who you worked with and the company as a whole.
4. Share What’s Next
If you’re open to it, I’d recommend sharing what your future holds and what this next stage of life looks like for you. Are you transitioning to another company, are you staying home with your kids more, or are you planning on traveling the world? Whatever you may be doing, sharing what’s next will help your network understand where you’re headed, which could also open up new opportunities!
5. Connect with Colleagues
Last but not least, connect with your colleagues. This will signify that you’re ending your professional relationships on a good note, and that you’d like to stay connected and know what they’re up to professionally, even when you’re not directly working with them. So, send those connection requests, and don’t be afraid to connect with people in the company that you’ve only spoken to once or twice! The more the merrier with this one.
As I mentioned before, announcing you’re leaving your company on LinkedIn can be a tricky task. However, by following these tips, you can surely craft a well put-together post, and one that expresses both gratitude and professionalism. So best of luck with this task, and congratulations on this next stage of life! I know exciting things are in store for you, and that you’re future is bright!