Preparing yourself for a resignation is something we all go through. Some resignations are easier than others and that’s understandable. However, when it comes to a resignation, be sure not to burn your bridges. “Someone knows someones who knows someone.”

When I decided to resign from my previous job, it took me a while to figure out the correct process as it was the first time I had ever resigned. So when I came across this article written by Clifford Chi, it really helped me. It lists a number of factors I didn’t take into consideration at first and I thought that might be helpful to someone who really needs it.

Bring a Recruiter, I have assisted many of my candidates take that next step so whether you have a brilliant relationship with your Manager, Boss and/or Mentor or you’ve been ready for a promotion but it never came, either way you have decided to resign, and something I always tell my candidates, “don’t burn your bridges”.

Preparing your resignation letter:

There are many ways you can write a resignation letter but personally, a heartfelt resignation letter is usually the best way to go. Here are a few resignation letter ideas, in case you need some help:

A few personal tips that I have learnt over the years:

  • Talk to your Manager/Boss and inform them of your decision. Be transparent and explain why you have decided to spread your wings. They may not like your decision and you may feel some apprehension from them but in time they will understand. They understand the staff come and go.
  • Once you have spoken to your Manager/Boss, write a formal resignation letter for HR and formality purposes. It will keep you in their good books because you went the right way about your resignation.
  • Never resign over the phone. It’s not only rude and very unprofessional, but it will make you seem like you didn’t care for the company in the first place.
  • Never abscond. This is probably the worst thing you could ever do to your Manager/Boss. Rather formally resign by meeting with them and explain that you will be leaving with immediate effect, ensure all your responsibilities and tasks have received a proper handover and you have left no task undone.

A resignation is not easy but at some point in your life you need to spread your wings.

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