Congratulations on your new job!
As you head into a chat with your boss, here are a few tips for a seamless and stress-free resignation:
- Schedule your resignation meeting immediately. The sooner you resign, the better you will feel and your boss will be appreciative of the notice to help plan your transition.
- Have a sample resignation letter written (sample below).
- Be professional. Express gratitude to your employer. But be brief and confident. In most cases you boss will be understanding and supportive of your growth.
- Give appropriate notice. Two weeks is customary, but be sure to check your employment contract.
- Have small list of your current project and responsibilities. You employer will greatly appreciate your help in the transition and this will certainly help the conversation to go more smoothly.
- Be prepared to receive a counteroffer and politely decline. You have put a lot of effort into interviewing and finding this new role for a reason!
- Ask your boss how your resignation will be communicated to the team so you know how and when you should alert colleagues.
SAMPLE RESIGNATION LETTER:
January 1, 2022
I am writing to share that I am moving on from my position as XYZ and ABC Company. I grateful and appreciative of the education and growth I have gained during my time at ABC, and please know that I have valued my time with the team enormously.
My final day of employment will be January 1, 2022. I will work closely with my management and team to ensure a seamless transition.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s anything additional I can do to set everyone up for success over the next 2 weeks.
Many thanks and all the best,