Why ‘I Quit’ Videos Can Ruin IT Professional Careers

A recent poll reveals that 52% of Americans are disgruntled and unsatisfied with their current jobs. While there’s no particular numbers on how much of that 52% of the population is made up of IT recruiters, IT managers, or IT contractors, it’s safe to assume they have to make up at least a portion of that. A shocking recent trend that no IT professional should engage in is the practice of quitting with a video—and worse, posting it on Youtube.

Since Marina Schifrin’s viral ‘I Quit’ video back in October, the trend has only increased. For IT consultants who aim to keep a good reputation within the information technology field, though, this tactic is downright dangerous. Quitting always needs to be done in a courteous, calm manner. Doing it on video, in anything but that, will likely destroy one’s reputation with all IT staffing firms and IT companies who come view it. Even perfect resumes couldn’t survive the damage of an unprofessional video posted online.



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