Resigning your job

People regisn from their jobs for many reasons. If you are thinking about leaving your job, make sure that you have adequate reason to do so. For example, if you want to leave because of a particular situation at work, first see if there is something else that you can do about the situation as opposed to quitting the job. If you do decide that resigning is the best move for you, make sure that you leave the job in the best possible way. How you handle your resignation may have an effect on your future job prospects.


Tips for Resigning


Giving Notice

It is a good idea to give your employer notice before you leave. Giving notice means that you tell your employer ahead of time that you intend to leave the job. Make sure that you give the correct amount of notice. If you have a contract, the amount of notice that you need to give will usually be stated in the contract. If you do not have a contract, then the amount of notice is usually the same as your pay period. So for example, if you get paid every fortnight, then you will need to give at least a fortnight's notice when you intend to resign. When you give your employer notice, you allow the person some time to find someone to replace you. Additionally, you want to ensure that you leave the job on good terms. After all, you may need a recommendation letter from the employer. 


Be Polite

Even if it is the case that you are happy to finally be leaving an unreasonable employer, still make sure that you end things well. Do not just stop showing up for work, or begin to slack off at work. Think about your future job prospects. You do not want your former employer to be saying bad things about your if they are asked, 


Put it in writing

Make sure that you put your intention to resign in writing. Keep a copy of the letter for yourself. Click here to get some tips on how to write a resignation letter.