by Karen Kodzik

You have done it. You have been offered and accepted a new job and all the details have been worked out. With your start date all set, all you can think about is your new job and finally putting the job search of the past several months as far behind you as possible. But there are still some loose ends to tie up.


Use the checklist below to wrap up your job search before you start your new job.


  1. Notify your references that you have accepted a job offer and thank them for their support.
  2. Notify any recruiters you worked with to remove your name from the candidate list.
  3. Send an e-mail out to your network, notifying them of your new status, thanking them for their help in your search, and providing them with updated contact information.
  4. Notify any employers that are still considering you for a position that you have accepted an offer.
  5. Update your status on LinkedIn or other online job portfolios.
  6. Establish a plan to keep connections with your network once you return to work.


You have put in thousands of hours and met hundreds of people during your job search. Letting people know you have succeeded is not only a professional courtesy, it goes a long way with people in the event you need to reach out to them again in the future.


Karen Kodzik, a career management consultant and founder of Cultivating Careers, holds a master’s degree with an emphasis in Career Development and has worked with professionals in transition for over 13 years. She has worked inside of Fortune 500 companies, a global consulting firm, higher education, and a non-profit organization. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries throughout the country.


Reprinted with permission. See original article.