by Martha Heller

CIO Career Coach: How to resign from an executive position (video)

Dec 20, 2016
CareersCIOIT Leadership

IT executive recruiter Martha Heller explains what it takes to resign from a high-profile technology role without burning bridges.

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Welcome to the ninth and final episode of season one of “CIO Career Coach,” a video collaboration between Heller Search Associates, and, the video division of CIO’s parent company, IDG.

In this season of CIO Career Coach, we covered every major step of the job search process. Whether you are a CIO, CTO, CISO, a vice president, an IT director, or you aspire to one of these roles, these videos were designed to help you land your next great IT leadership job.

I tapped my 12 years of executive search experience in corporate technology to help you determine when it is time to leave your current job, how to build your professional brand, write an effective resume, work with executive recruiters, ace your job interviews, and negotiate the job offer.

Today’s episode is about how to resign from your current position before you move into a new one. Why do you need an entire episode on how to leave your current job? It’s simple to just resign and depart, right? What seems simple in concept can be tougher in reality, especially if you’ve been with your current employer for many years. 

I will be back in 2017 with season two of CIO Career Coach, the subject of which will be the top competencies of the modern IT leader.