How to Properly Resign From a Job
Congratulations – you’ve just been offered your dream job. It offers a higher salary, more benefits and additional learning opportunities, and you can’t wait to start. However, before you start your dream job, you will have to quit your current one in a professional manner. If you are ready to resign from your current job, take the following actions to ensure a smooth transition:
Give Two Weeks’ Notice
If you intend to resign from your job, you should always give two weeks’ notice. Of course, there will be situations where some employees must resign on the spot, but by giving adequate notice, you are giving your employer a chance to find a suitable replacement. Giving sufficient notice will also make the transition easier for your employer, and they will be more likely to give you a positive reference in the future.
Write a Letter of Resignation
It can be difficult to write a letter of resignation, but in most professional circles, it is the right thing to do. When writing your letter, be sure to include the date you will be leaving, and thank your employer for the opportunities you’ve received. Many people find writing difficult, but there are numerous resignation letter templates available online. Keep your letter short and to the point, and turn it in at the same time you give two weeks’ notice.
Offer to Help Train Your Replacement
Once you are offered a new job, it can be tempting to jump right in and quit your other job. However, more than likely, you will have to give two weeks’ notice at your current job. Depending on the nature of your position, your employer may even begin training a new employee to be your replacement. Offer to help make this transition as easy as possible by doing the following:
- Answer any question the new employee may have
- Provide the new employee with access to your professional resources
- Discuss unwritten rules of the position with the new employee
By offering to help train your replacement, you can show that you are interested in the well-being of the company.
Find the Right Job
If you are ready to transition to a new job, Aventure Staffing will help you find the right job. We are a top staffing agency, and we strive to help workers find jobs they will be proud of. Contact our agency today to speak with a staffing professional.