According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employed Americans are quitting their jobs at the highest rate in 16 years. Some are quitting to find newer, better jobs, while others are transitioning into entrepreneurship or extended personal sabbaticals.

Quitting a job isn’t a terrible thing. Should you decide to jump the employment ship, it’s best to do it gracefully and with ample forethought. Before you make the leap, there are some things you should do ahead of time to make sure all goes well during and after your transition.