A Weekly Q&A Column About Professionalism, Etiquette and Problems in the Workplace
by Sue Morem
To Tell or Not To Tell
Dear Sue: I am leaving my job for a new position at another
company. I have been with the employer I am leaving for nine years. Do I
have to divulge my new employers' name?
Sue Says: You don't have to divulge anything, but why wouldn't
you want to? There's no reason for you to offer details if no one
inquires, but if you are asked what you will be doing, I'm not sure what
you will gain by not talking about it.
Whether you plan on keeping in touch with some of your colleagues or
not, try to leave on a positive note--with the door open and your
reputation intact. You never know whose path you might cross again or
what opportunities may come your way. You have more to gain by letting
others know where you are than by leaving without a trace.
Sue Morem is a professional speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. She
is author of the newly released
101 Tips for Graduates and
How to Gain the Professional Edge, Second Edition. You can contact her by email at
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