Note: I like this simple article by Brooke Heath, however she doesn’t mention counter offers. Make sure you think about whether your current employer may offer you a higher salary and if it’s worth it to stay. If you aren’t happy, too often employees leave even after a counter offer.
Resigning from Your Job: Leaving on a Good Note
By Brooke Heath
You landed a great new job, and now the only thing standing in the way of your new position is your old one! Resigning from a job can be a task that is sometimes a bit awkward, but it’s something that has to be done. The key is to do it, and get it over with, but to do it with dignity. Before you go marching into your employer’s office to tell them you’re outta there, read on.
Giving your resignation is something that you need to be 100% certain about. Not many people can quit, and then go back to the same job on good terms. Before you say the words ”I’m quitting”, be sure that you’re ready to, so that you don’t have to attempt to come crawling back!
Zip Your Lips
Many unhappy employees dream about the day when they can waltz into their boss’ office and tell them exactly what they think about them and the company. But before you start calling your boss four-letter words, think twice. Your actions may come back to haunt you. You never know when you may need a reference, or just what the future holds. It’s a small world when it comes to job searching.
Instead, be the bigger person, no matter how difficult it may be. Thank your boss for the opportunity to work with the company. Submit a formal letter of recommendation to him or her, and avoid any negative comments.
When you are giving your resignation, you need to give notice of when your last day at work will be. Abide by any contracts you have made, otherwise two weeks notice is professional. To ensure that you leave on a good note, help to train your replacement, or use the time to finish up projects or assignments. During your last two weeks, avoid using sick or vacation time. Be at work, and finish on a good note.
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