10 Tips to resign from his job with professionalism and pride
Congratulations! You just received an offer from a wonderful new job. There is only one catch. You have to say good-by to your current employer.
Maybe he loved his work and face an emotional farewell. Or maybe you hated every minute and you’ve been counting the days until you can exit the last door.
Clients often admit they are nervous about making the announcement of the departure. They fear the boss gets angry. They feel guilty about the work they are leaving behind. Maybe someone else has to take responsibility for a while.
But customers also are wondering how to resign gracefully even protect their own long-term career interests. Suspect their departure style will influence their career for a long time,
They are right.
Here are some guidelines to go to the next position with grace and style.
1. Give the correct amount of notice required by your company’s written policy.
Occasionally my clients feel about their former colleagues. With a week left (or even an extra month). Inevitably, they begin to feel like a fifth wheel. Almost everyone says, “Next time I’m leaving now!”
2. After exiting, do not accept any work-related calls from your company unless you have a written consulting contract.
His chief of two weeks – but made a late four weeks needed for a smooth transition to his successor.
His boss made a business decision to require two weeks. Miscalculates when she has to accept the cost and had to accept that the cost of delays in payments to a vendor.
If your company needs extra help, offer to work as a paid consultant with a contract. But having everything in writing and make sure your new job becomes your number one priority.
3. Study your current and future company policies and disclosures relating to non-compete agreements.
Some companies are extremely proprietary process and its people. Once you resign, you may have to leave the workplace immediately. Or your new company may ask you not to work for his former employer, even on a part-time.
4. Giving up your boss in person if possible.
Phone is the second best. And tell the boss before you tell anyone – even your best friend or golfing buddy.
5. Expect your boss to be professional.
Clients often fear the reaction of the head. However, bosses are rarely caught by surprise. Good bosses are happy to see move to their employees. Thanks for the opportunity to learn what led to his newest and most wonderful career.
6. Thanks to his boss and fellow employees, even if the hate at all and can not wait to leave.
You may consider it more fondly through a haze of memories of a glare of office lighting. Which can be found at conventions and networking groups. And most likely they will enjoy the references and strong goodwill.
7. Decrease of counter-offer.
Recruiters consistently tell me, “Sixty percent of those who accept a counter-offer are gone in six months.” If you decide to stay, get a written contract of employment.
Exception: some companies and industries actually demand proof of an outside offer before offering you any kind of internal raise or reward. Academics often work in this environment.
8. Treat the exit interview as a formal business, not a therapy session.
When an HR professional asks why you go, be optimistic and positive “for a better opportunity.” Talk about how much he loved the company and its work. You never know where your feedback is turned up, torn and misinterpreted.
9. Resist entreaties to share the details of his future position with anyone.
Occasionally a colleague will try to assess your salary or other information so we can remain competitive in recruiting. ” Helping your company recruit is not part of your job and anyway, do you really believe this?
Details of your future employment should remain confidential, even from their close friendship in the company.
10. Focus on your new opportunity – not its past expeience.
Once that is done, is history. The same people who loved the reunion luncheon was barely remember your name a week later.
And if you have not changed jobs for a while may be in a crash. His first day at a new position can be a real eye opener!