Best Ways to Quit a job


Tell your boss first

The worst way for your boss to find out about you leaving is through someone else. Telling your colleagues before you tell your boss will only create gossip. It could potentially mess up the reputation you have worked so hard to build. Instead of letting workplace gossip tarnish all the hard work you've put in, make sure you have the conversation with your boss first. It will be much better to hear it from you than to be blindsided when they hear it from someone else.

Written by Billy Powell
12 months ago

Resign with Sufficient Notice

It is important that you quit your job amicably and with plenty of notice. Depending on your position, the amount of notice you give could be anywhere between two weeks and a few months, depending on how long it would take to replace you. Doing so ensures a good relationship with your ex-employer, which is a valuable asset in finding your next job.

Written by Isabel Roy
2 months ago

Don’t surprise your employer

No, this is not a service you are providing. This is for your own good. You will need a good reference from your current employer in the future. If you leave abruptly or during an important project, he is going to develop some hard feelings.

When you have made the decision, try to finish off any important on-going projects first. If you interact with clients, let them know who to get in touch with in the future. If possible, provide the particulars of handover in a document to your employer. When you finally let the employer know about your intention to resign, be willing to offer help in setting things up for when you leave, including training your successor. 

Don’t surprise your employer

Written by Andrea Golden
5 months ago

Write a resignation letter

It’s best to break the news to your manager in person, but your resignation should always be accompanied by a resignation letter. In fact, some companies mandate the submission of a resignation letter for documentation.

Also, a resignation letter helps produce written evidence and ensures both parties are on the same page regarding the date of resignation and other particulars.

Ideally, include the following in your resignation letter:

· Your final day of working at the organization.

· A clarification on why you are leaving the organization.

· Expression of gratitude for giving you the opportunity in the organization.

Written by Sean Lawrence
2 years ago

Quit in person

Let me say this loud and clear: do NOT quit over text! When you're leaving a job, it's still important to be respectful and professional. While having such a tough conversation in person can be nerve-wracking, your boss will appreciate that you respected them and the company enough to have a face to face conversation. It will also make your boss more willing to be a reference for you in the future.

Written by Cornelius Burke
1 year ago

Have a strong finish

You don't want to be remembered as the person who slacked off during the last two weeks on the job. Keep a strong work ethic by working hard despite the fact that you will be leaving soon. People always remember you by their last impression of you. Make sure that the last memory you leave at your workplace is that of a hard worker. If you slack and leave your department with piles of unfinished work, they will be left with a negative impression of you.

Written by Earnest Anderson
1 month ago

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