Whether you love your job or hate your job, unless you plan to retire there, the time will come to tender your work resignation. The most common, and accepted, way to do this is by writing a resignation letter.
Put some thought into your resignation. Don't just say the first thing that pops into your head. Your resignation from work should be simple, sweet, to the point and contain the following:
1. The date that your job resignation will take effect;
2. A brief mention of the reason for your work resignation. To take a new job, to relocate or something similar is completely adequate;
3. An offer to assist your employer with resignation basics, such as informing him or her of your in-progress projects.
Make sure your job resignation is for a good reasonSome people send letters of resignation in haste, because a client upset them or they had a confrontation with a coworker, and then live to regret it. It's best to be absolutely positive you're ready to quit, since it is not something you can easily take back.
Write your letter of resignationOnce you're absolutely sure you wish to resign, it's time to work on that letter. Resist the urge to use it as a way to get back at any coworkers who have wronged you. You don't want to burn any bridges, especially if you will continue to work in the same field.
File your resignation information accordinglyDifferent companies have different policies regarding resignation. If you follow policy, not only will you leave in good standing, but you will also have a good chance at a positive reference for future employment.
- Keep far away from the office rumor mill. You don't want your boss hearing about your resignation before you have everything finalized.
- Touch base with your former employers every once in a while, unless your resignation was on bad terms. You want to stay fresh in their minds in case you need a reference or would like to pursue freelance work.