How to Quit Your Job in Good Terms

Now, we established that we need to change careers before it is too late for us. The next thing that we need to do is quit our job. The thing is, we cannot just take off. We should make sure that we parted right.


When the time comes, we want to live with dignity and on good terms with the company. Here are some tips on quitting our job:

  • The art of timing: We might feel uneasy telling the whole office that we are leaving soon. There will be many questions and unless we do not want to catch all the attention, it is best to tell everyone a month before we actually leave.
  • Give appropriate notice: The worst thing that we can do is blindside our boss by quitting right away or going AWOL. Bridging business that we haven’t crossed yet will destroy our career. We should consider giving appropriate notice early.


  • Complete all projects: The common mistake of people who quit their job is not finishing their projects. We might lose motivation but we have to complete the projects before turning it over to the new staff. We should protect our reputation and finish with grace.
  • Say our goodbyes: Saying good bye doesn’t mean email blasting the whole company. We can instead drop by to our close friends and say our goodbyes.
  • Keep it classy: When we’ve moved on, we have to avoid talking ill about our colleagues and the company. It will speak a lot about us.

We are not ready to undertake new challenges and hopefully, we are one step closer to our dream job. There are many job opportunities for career developments here in Singapore, we should not get stuck and feel unhappy in the first place.


Advice for Aspiring Engineers

Have you ever dreamt of building something as high as the skyscrapers you see in the city? Or have you ever imagined yourself being famous because of your out of the box buildings? Continue dreaming and imagining because this is the first step in making yourself the next best engineer of your generation. In order to be an engineer, you have to see yourself being one because if not, you might not survive all the challenges there are for aspiring engineers. 


If you are an aspiring engineer, make sure that you have the drive on solving complex problems. This does not only mean solving mathematical problems, but also solving problems in logic and real life. Engineers have mathematical problems from the subjects they have, and they will also have complex challenges from life which they much manage hand in hand.


Make sure to show your building and designing capacities by having a portfolio of designs. You can start doing this as early as the time you have learned the skill of designing a floor plan up to designing a whole building, bridge or any form of infrastructure. This will help you develop your skills and prepare you to your internship and job application.

There are hundreds or thousands of engineers out there who are as capable and as educated as you are. In order for you to make a difference, have a specialty. Are you particularly good in specific and reliable measurements, are you known for state of the art designs—what is your edge? Your specialty will make you stand out.