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Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO by Beverly E. Jones

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49 The Right Way to Move On

Most smart professionals understand the importance of getting off to a great start in a new job. But some don’t take full advantage of that other opportunity in a transition: the chance to tie up loose ends in the old job and turn the experience into a building block for the future.

Bill* is a young lawyer who was let go from his law firm after the leaders of his energy group left the partnership, taking their clients with them. Bill started his week as an associate with a bright future, but by Friday he was ushered out of the office with a small severance payment and a cardboard carton of personal items.

Bill was stunned and then angry. However, on the advice of a mentor, he controlled his emotions and quickly launched ...

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