Resigning: Should you stay or should you go?

drawing-a-question-mark.jpgConsidering 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 and advance?

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 possible.

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 termination options.

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".

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