You’ve turned in your notice at your current company and worked hard and honestly right up to your last day. However, you may be at a lost for what to do following your leaving interview. Here’s how to handle the exit interview with dignity, candour, and above all else, professionalism.
The Purpose of Exit Interviews by Human Resources
Companies are the primary target of exit interviews. Experts say that exit interviews help businesses learn more about why employees are leaving their positions and how they can prevent this from happening in the future. Ninety-one percent of Fortune 500 organisations and eighty-seven percent of medium-sized enterprises do exit interviews, suggesting that they value employee feedback.
The company you’ll soon be leaving is probably inquisitive about your motivations for leaving. The company is also thinking about its future alternatives in an effort to reduce employee turnover. Experts advise that, rather than dreading the interview, candidates should view it as a chance to provide thoughtful consideration to their past experiences. In what ways did you expand your horizons? How might we help the business grow?
Guidelines for Your Final Job Interview
Exit interview questions are typically conducted on the last day of employment. You will have time to think about what to say and how to say it when you meet with your new employer after you have submitted your resignation. The following considerations are important.
You Ought to Be Prepared for It
It’s natural to have a mix of emotions about quitting your job, but it’s important to remember that it’s okay to take as much time as you need to process your choice. Even when we know that leaving a job is the greatest choice, we may still experience a wide range of complex emotions related to the decision.
Keep Your Pride Alive
Exit interviews are your last chance to voice your opinions about your time at the company, your immediate superior, and the workplace as a whole. You’ll have a chance to share your thoughts on the positive and negative parts of your work experience.
You should be forthright about the parts of your job that are “not awesome,” but you should also give some room for interpretation. You don’t want to give the wrong impression to your friends and family, do you? Tell Human Resources why you’re leaving.
Explore the Good
Regardless of the circumstances behind your departure, try to find something positive to take away from your stay here. Maybe you were able to hone your skills or you interacted with inspiring coworkers. It’s time to start pointing fingers now. Describe in detail who came to your aid and what they did to help you.