Considering the state of the employment
market in recent years, having to pick between two jobs is a good problem to
have. But choosing to stay put or jump ship can be quite a challenge. After
all, your decision will have lasting career repercussions.
If you feel that it's time for you to make
a change, be it a new career path or simply a new challenge. The principle for
resigning is simple enough: give notice, preferably in advance. But if you don't want to
burn any bridges and create obstacles to future opportunities, you must be
especially careful and considerate. Resigning is easy, but resigning in a
classy manner is not.
Carefully consider the following two
questions before writing that resignation letter:
1. Am I taking a good job or just running
away from a bad one?
2. Which company offers more room to grow
If you are one hundred percent sure that
resigning at your current job is what you want to do, this article specifically
covers ways a person can make their resignation as smooth and as grudge-free as
Try to leave on a high note
The majority of people hand in their resignation
when they are burnt
out and feel like they can’t work at their organization anymore. This burnt
out feeling often inspires a lack of productivity. This is an understandable feeling;
you should do all you can to do the best work you can on your last project. You
may end up wanting
a reference from your boss in the future or you may even work with him
again. It’s best if you are remembered as being a hard worker who gave it their
all for the whole period of your employment.
Think about the future
Remember, when resigning you want to maintain the
good relationship you developed with the people you work with. Networking is
key in any aspect of your life. Let’s face it, we all want to grow in our profession
and having contacts in the working world can help us get where we want to be in
our careers. Who knows, the guy you sat next to in the office could turn out to
be your mentor in your new job and be part of advancing your career. Being
considerate, polite, and smart about your departure will guarantee that you've
given yourself the best possible shot at success in the future.
Don’t take it personally
Be aware that some bosses don't take kindly to you being "the
decider." Be sure you can truthfully afford to walk away from your job
when that day comes, because sometimes the supervisor takes it very
personally that you are leaving. They will tell you “there's no need to give
notice”, and instruct you to leave immediately. You will be the best judge of
this, so do your best to evaluate if your boss is one of these people - but be
aware, sometimes, you just can't predict what anyone will do. Re-read your
employment contract- you must be aware of all the company's and your own
At some point, you need to stop
second-guessing yourself and embrace the new opportunity. As the wise Will
Rogers once said, “You’ve
got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is".
Is your current job not giving you room to
grow? Do you feel that it is time you go out on a limb and pick the well-deserved
fruits? Grab this opportunity and apply for any of our IT jobs, Finance jobs, Engineering
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