How to Quit a Job Without Losing Your References

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Leaving a job on good terms is always a delicate dance. It’s not wise to burn bridges, and you certainly don’t want to lose references, but perhaps there are legitimate issues with the company you work for. So, how do you bow out gracefully?

Don’t Be Afraid to Quit

It’s important to be confident in your decision to quit your job and remember that it’s not the end of your career. There used to be a stigma against employees who left jobs as they were viewed as unreliable. However, that’s changed dramatically with time and employers now respect people who leave workplaces that aren’t serving them. Career educator Christian Lovell explains, “The workforce is changing, and the idea that quitting your job is a career-killing move overlooks the potential for growth that strategic career transitions can bring, both in increasing your salary and skill set.”

Take Advantage of Your Benefits

Make sure you get what you’re rightfully owed, and take full advantage of all your benefits. Lovell suggests, “I always recommend that my clients read their employee handbook so they have a good understanding of their benefits and what they might be leaving behind when they leave their job. Those benefits are yours, and you shouldn’t feel bad about taking advantage of them.”

Express Gratitude

Make sure your employer knows you’re thankful for the opportunity they’ve given you. That said, make it crystal clear that you intend to pursue other opportunities elsewhere. Be firm, but also gracious. Lovell says, “Remember to give two weeks’ notice, if possible, and express gratitude for the opportunities. I encourage professionals that offering to assist with the transition can go a long way in maintaining your professional relationships.”

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Keep these strategies in mind to maintain your references when quitting a job, and embark on your new path worry-free!

Fans Realize Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Girlfriend Wasn’t Even Born When Titanic Was Released

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While Leonardo DiCaprio has a shelf full of amazing awards for a career spanning four decades, it’s his dating record that gets talked about the most. And apparently, his latest conquest wasn’t even born while he was playing the pauper Jack Dawson in James Cameron’s movie Titanic!

His Latest Beau

As per TMZ reports, the Titanic actor is currently involved in a romantic relationship with a model by the name of Vittoria Ceretti. Ceretti is 25 years old, while DiCaprio himself is 48 years old. To put that into perspective, the Italian model wasn’t even alive when her beau’s superhit movie, Titanic, was released in 1997.

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The two were spotted attending a Halloween party in pictures from the outskirts of West Hollywood that went viral. Various users commented on the 23-year age gap between the two. Impressive!

Dating History

Over time, it has become a well-known fact that Leonardo is generally inclined towards younger women. Rumors have associated the Aviator actor with names including Gigi Hadid, Kat Torres, Toni Garrn, Bar Rafaeli, Anne Vualitsyna, and Nina Agdal—to name just a few.

As per a line graph made in 2019 by a fastidiously Reddit user named “TrustLittleBrother”, DiCaprio has a dating record where 22.9 is the median age of his partners—and may not have ever dated a woman over the age of 25! Talk about commitment to the cause!