While quitting your job means the beginning of a new chapter, breaking the news to your boss can be disconcerting. Here's how to do it the best way.
Have you found a better job opportunity and need to quit your present job? Or are you planning to start something on your own and are planning to bid adieu to your current organization? While different employees may have different reasons to quit a job, informing your boss and your colleagues about this decision can be an unnerving experience.
Some of the common doubts in your mind often revolve around these questions:
Yes, often the situation may seem sticky. To help you sail through this period and leave your job gracefully, here are some helpful hacks!
Never resign due to an impulsive reaction at the workplace. Putting down your paper should always be a well-thought-out decision. Before making up your mind to leave your job, analyse the following:
The ethical practice of resigning is to resign in person always. Tell others about your decision only after you convey it to your manager/boss. Try not to publicise the news too much. Be honest and voice your decision to your superior sincerely. This will avoid any awkwardness between you and your seniors/peers at work.
Once you have told your manager about your decision to leave the company, the next crucial step is to write a well-meaning formal resignation letter to all concerned parties such as your manager, super bosses, and the HR department.
The letter should clearly state the date you wish to be relieved, the notice period you will serve, the date you are surrendering your position in the company and most importantly your reason for leaving.
The letter should be to the point and should end with a note of thanks to the people and the company for their support in your professional journey so far.
You should know that if you resign, the company will have to find your replacement to fill in your position. This may take a month or two. This is why you are expected to serve a notice period so that your absence does not impact the overall working of your team or the company in general. Here are a few things you should do once your resignation is accepted:
Leaving unfinished work makes you look disrespectful and irresponsible. If you want to leave with a positive professional image in the company, make sure you close all the pending work that you had started right before your decision to leave the organization. All high priority tasks should be completed or handed over to relevant team members so that the projects don’t suffer in any way.
In case you have any financial debts with your company, ensure that you clear it all before your last day at work.
If you want to leave a positive impression on your co-workers, peers, and seniors at work, make sure you personally address each person and thank them for their contribution in your pursuit of success. Despite all the grudges you may have nurtured during your stay in the company, or difference with a co-worker, keep everything aside and embrace each one for whatever support they may have extended to you during your time in the company.
Do not criticize anyone or the organization in general.
Now that you have read these points, leaving your job doesn’t seem so complicated and uncomfortable, right?
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