Leaving your Architecture position without burning bridges.

Architecture Position

Some things to consider when it is time to move on.

Take an inventory, ask yourself why? Does your answer reflect rational reasons? Were you passed over after picking up the slack for months, years? Do you feel emotionally abused by your boss and/or managers, dreading coming into the studio every day, unreasonable hours affecting your health and wellbeing? Do you miss the smaller firm, the boutique work, are you just a number? This is your vital energy you are giving to the company is it giving back to you in an uplifting or balanced way? Have you tempted to communicate your grief to no avail using the structures in place? Nothing changes but the intensity of your displeasure and unhappiness?

Then it may be time to say goodbye and explore your options

  1. First protocol is to write a brief and grateful resignation letter…you may be grateful for the opportunity to work on particular projects, and/or for the learning experience or whatever you are grateful for. I am sure in the beginning you were grateful, so find what that is and put it in your letter.
  2. Next, contact Archipro Staff Agency Recruiter, www.archpro.com, we can help start your job search in a confidential manner.
  3. Prepare for the unexpected the boss could offer you a raise however, it may be buying time to replace you. If you consider taking the offer, consider the sincerity and longevity of the offer and ask yourself will money be enough reason to stay?
  4. Alternatively, they could fire you on the spot and this is where you may experience fear, anxiety, hostility and this is when you refer to that inventory you made of the reasons you are leaving. Play the two scenarios out in your head so you respond in a rational way as you do not want to burn bridges.
  5. Leave with grace and dignity not hostility and disgrace you will do and feel better in the long run.

Change can make us feel excited, alive and catapult us in to a position more worthy of your vital energy, current knowledge and vibe!

How To Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges

(Forbes Article) Climb The Ladder

We’ve all seen it play out: The boss leaves and the second-in-command picks up the slack, only to be passed over for the promotion. If it happens to you, here’s what to do. Step 1: Gather the facts.

Ready to take the next step in your career, but not sure what path to pursue? Spend some time saying “yes.”

But be discerning. Saying “yes” can open you up to new opportunities, but it can also open you up to a world of unnecessary stress. That’s why Warren Buffett almost always says “no.”

Overcome Obstacles

Is your boss in the habit of taking credit for your work? Or maybe you have a manager who doesn’t hesitate to throw you under the bus? It may be time to call it quits. Consider this advice to know for sure.

If you decide that it’s time to move on, try not to burn any bridges along the way. Part of that means preparing for the unexpected—you never know if a counteroffer will come your way, or if your boss will ask you to pack your things on the spot.

And don’t forget to write a resignation letter. How you exit can make or break your professional reputation. Keep it brief, clear and grateful.

Find Your Balance

Stressed out? Don’t take a deep breath. Contrary to popular belief, this may actually make matters worse. Instead, take a seat, plant your feet and exhale.

If it feels like you’re living in a constant state of anxiety, you probably are. Chronic stress is a vicious cycle and is all too common in today’s always-on world. But by following these three steps, you can break free.

With that weight off your shoulders, you’ll be more likely to get a good night’s sleep—that is, as long as you leave your phone (and tablet and computer) outside the bedroom. We know it’s not an easy ask, but you’ll thank us when you wake up refreshed.