On Graceful Exits Tips for Effective Job Resignation

You’re ready to leave. You might be leaving the workplace because it doesn’t seem like a place where you can have a long career.
There are specific procedures that you need to follow depending on the reason for your resignation. You must remember that the company must maintain a positive reputation after your departure. You must be considerate of your current employer if you want to make a positive impression on your next potential employer.

It is also easier to tell the employee you are resigning than to actually do it. If the intention of the employee is not clearly communicated, conflicts could arise. If you want to exit your company without any hassle, these are the best tips.

1. Never reveal your secrets to anyone

Keep your mouth shut if you are clear about the plan. It’s not worth sharing with your office buddy. It’s just an idea that you have in your head. It will create a lot of controversies if anyone from the workplace finds out. You don’t have to be the star of the office during the last weeks of your employment. Or do you?

2. Negative opinions should be kept to yourself

Negative words are always retorted. You can’t leave the pain behind if you genuinely want peace. You’re doing it for the sake of leaving your family behind. You might be grilled or labeled if you cause trouble with any employees or offend anyone.

3. Plan your “Next Job” strategy

Do this before you write your resignation letter. You should plan where you want to go next and ensure that you have the time it takes to find another job. It is possible to regret your exit because you have difficulty finding another job.

4. Never accept counteroffers.

Once you file your document, nothing will be the same. Rejecting counteroffers is a bad idea. If you leave the company, your resignation will be recorded in your work history. It is best to accept it and continue to look forward to your next opportunity with another employer.

5. Take your class with you

Professionalism is key. Smile and greet everyone who worked with you, even those you don’t like. It is a small world. They might be encountered at another point in your career. Be kind, and don’t be bitter. They are the ones who are losing an asset.

6. Remember the 2-week rule

How can you not cause a rift with your employer? Simply notify your employer two weeks before you plan to resign so that they have time to search for a replacement. Let them know that you are willing to assist them when possible, and don’t forget to say ‘thanks.’ At the very least, try to put everything in a positive light. They will be the ones who write your recommendation.

Are you ready? You are now ready to run.

Nelson Mullins was a former expert in corporate hiring and recruitment. He regularly writes articles about resumes, writing resumes, personality development, and general career topics. He is the father of three children and enjoys biking and photography. Nelson believes that, even though the job market is a race for applicants, it’s essential to remain open to new ideas and to continue to grow your career.