How To Handle Handing In Your Notice

When moving companies, no matter how exciting your new role might be, quitting your existing job can be extremely stressful. Writing a resignation letter can sometimes be a burden and knowing what to write might be difficult.

Timing and delivery plays a big part in ensuring you leave on a positive note! Keeping in mind that they may need to write you recommendations in the future.

Telling your employer

Always ask your manager for a private meeting in person, this might be scary, but it is the most professional way to handle the situation. If this is not possible i.e. you are a remote worker, then a resignation letter/email will suffice.

You do not have to go into detail about all the negatives of your role and all the reasons you are looking to move on. Keep in mind you want to leave on a positive note, if your employer does ask you to give honest feedback before leaving, make sure you deliver this in a professional way and stick to the facts.

How to write your resignation letter

Your resignation letter should be brief and professional. It should be a formally typed letter rather than a handwritten note or email, and if you can, it should be handed in person to your manager.

There is no need to go into an immense amount of detail, the letter should confirm your decision to leave and outline your last working day, considering your notice period.

You may want to keep things positive by offering to help during the transition period and to train your replacement.

A resignation letter example:

Dear [Managers Name],

Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [job title] at [company].

With my notice period being [time period], my last working day will be [date].

I have really enjoyed working here and I would like to say thank you for all the opportunities you have given me and the experiences I have gained. If there is anything I can do during the transition, then please let me know.

Kind regards,

[full name]

Telling your colleagues

No matter how tempting it may be to message your colleagues, always leave this until you have spoken with your manager and you are definitely going forward with the resignation.

Your employer might not be happy about you sharing the news quickly, hold off until you get the nod from management or HR.

Leaving on good terms

If you have disliked your job, your manager or your working environment, it can be tempting to be too honest when you know you are leaving.

Keep in mind how you approach this difficult period, as how you handle yourself will have a lasting impact on your employer and colleagues.

If you would like any advice on the above, please get in contact on info@ndkconsulting.co.uk or 02036 939824.

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