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Career advice

How to leave your job

Knowing when – and how – to move on is an important career skill.
Nurse saying goodbye

Knowing when to move on, and how to go about it, is an important career skill

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‘Leaving a job is never a decision you should take lightly,’ says Nick Simpson, CEO of health recruitment agency MSI Group.

‘Every nursing professional has things about their job they find frustrating and daily tasks they may not necessarily enjoy doing, but it’s important you take the time to consider the positive aspects of your current role before you make a decision.’

Remain positive

If you do decide it’s time to go, maintain that positive attitude when handing in your notice. University of Derby discipline lead for healthcare practice Michelle Brown says: ‘Acknowledge the value that your employment and experience have had for your professional and personal development. It is rare not to have got anything out of an employment opportunity.’

Ms Brown emphasises the


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