It is quite a tricky situation when you are trying to turn in your resignation letter. Most of the time, you want to resign because you are not happy with your job – the bad working environment, your unreasonable boss, or even your back-stabbing fellow colleagues.
There are many other reasons that make you want to quit your job.
But the first thing that you would want to do is to decide whether you would want to quit. You don’t want to regret your decision later on. Make sure you weigh your options before making the decision.
There are many cases where an employee started work in a new company only to find out that they had make a wrong choice. When he or she wanted to go back to the old company, it was too late and reflected badly on the employee.
In such cases where you are thinking of changing job, you may want to spend a day in your new company and observe whether you like your potential new job.
We have also hear from other employee who wanted to leave the job because of poor safety policies in the company – X-ray radiation emitted from machine was not properly handled by the company. In this situation, where it concerns with our health and life, we would advice that you leave your job as soon as possible.
Now, after you have decided to leave your job, you would need to plan your resignation carefully and not burn any bridges in the future. You might meet your ex-employers in future networking events or business trips.
Planning Your Resignation
As you plan your resignation, here are some of the things that you want to plan for…
- Your next job – Are you going to secure your next job before you quit your current one? If not, do you have enough savings to keep you going on?
- Discharging your duties and responsibilities – You want to be responsible to your current company before you leave your job as it could help you in many ways in your future endeavor.
- The exact date to resign – Consider the exact day you want to resign and work backwards to find out when is the exact date you can break the news
- Resignation letter – Writing of your resignation letter. Make sure you know the format and how to write the resignation letter with style and dignity.
- Do your resignation homework - Find out about if there’s any compensation, employee benefits, unused vacation, sick pay, 401k or other pension plans. You want to make sure all these are handled properly before you announce your resignation plans.
- Planning what to say and when to say it – Being positive and grateful to your company and employer could really help you. You want to leave after a major project and not during the peak of a project.
We hope this will help you to handle your resignation much more smoothly and if you have any concerns and problems, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.