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By dmayes ·
Hello,

I am starting a new job soon as a Systems Specialist. The job that I am leaving, I am the System Administrator. Everything is on good terms with the current employer, however, I want to leave here the right way. What do I need to do to ensure that I leave an impression that I was "somebody" here, and that they need to replace me. They really do, although they "think" they can get by with someone just taking over with no networking experience. And also, is there any documentation out there that outlines this kind of transition? Thanks for your time!

Donnie

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Switching jobs

In reality all of our jobs are temporary.. What I would do is to do everything you can to share the information that you have attained, and document everything you can. I tell you it is a great feeling knowing that the people still working at a job I left in 1996 are still using documentation that I prepared prior to leaving my job. I decided at that time it was best to do everything I could to share what I knew and to get it into a document. Those documents are still being used, and I think if you make this a practice through your career that will help a lot.
hope this helps.

As far as replacing you, a lot of that play is in your supervisor's hands - they are the ones who need to make a case for that. I'm not sure how you would really be in the position to do that. I do understand your thoughts though, because some jobs are a whole lot more visible than others. But then, sometimes it's good to be invisible - so it's a catch 22..

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by homaee In reply to Switching jobs

Every job that I have left I created a step by step document on how that job was done. As stated before in another answer the documents are still being used to for each new person doing that job. If the company decides not to replace you in the short term your documentation will help them but as soon as there is a upgrade in the systems or some change in technology they will soon realize that they actually will need someone with networking experience.

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