Speaking Point: How someone chooses to handle their final two weeks on the job is extremely important; it reveals much about personality, character and level of professionalism.
Speaking Point: Most people don't think about this since they are generally "checked out" and biding their time. Regardless of the reason for leaving (new opportunity, laid off, terminated, retiring, etc.) it's best to think carefully about how to spend the time remaining.
Speaking Point: It's important to leave a positive impression failing to do so could come back to haunt you.
Speaking Point: You Should: maintain a solid work ethic no time to slack, finish what you started don't leave your unfinished work to someone else, provide helpful information to assist with transition, thank those who helped you along the way give credit where credit is due, be available to anyone requiring information/assistance don't blow them off
Speaking Point: You Should not: badmouth the company/management/fellow employees/company product (or service), boast about your new job maintain a proper level of modesty, attempt to recruit co-workers to join you in your new job, violate any contracts/agreements/covenants you've made with your current employer, communicate your change in status in employment to co-workers, clients, suppliers unless you're working in cooperation with your supervisor, HR as part of your transition
Speaking Point: When you "check out," perceptive managers take notice. This will hinder your chances of receiving a favorable reference (necessary for prospective employers).