So, you’ve got a new job all lined up, you can’t stand your boss, and you’re itching to move on to bigger and better things. As much fun as it might be to give your soon to be, ex-employer a dressing down and march off in a big huff, surrounded by a wave of applause from your colleagues, it’s perhaps best left to the movies!
Resignation is never fun but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare, so here are FreeMyCV.com’s top tips for the ideal break up- from your boss.
What should you do?
The correct way to resign is to do so formally in person, and in writing; providing your employer with a resignation letter.
Why should you write a resignation letter?
A resignation letter gives the company a formal record of your decision to leave the business. It will also give your employer written details of the notice period you intend to work.
It is the best way to ensure you leave the company on good terms. Even if you’d rather just walk out and never return, leaving in the correct way ensures you don’t burn any bridges which you may be thankful of in the future.
When resigning, remember that you will be requiring a reference from your employer, so try not to jeopardise this by acting negatively.
What do you need to write?
-Keep your resignation letter positive, clear and to the point.
-Avoid airing personal grievances, and do not directly place blame on an employee/your boss as the reason you are leaving.
-Politely thank your employer for their help and support during your employment.
-If possible, state your reasons for leaving in the most positive way you can.
-Give your employer the date you will be leaving the company and highlight the notice period you are working, based on the terms of your employment.
Below is a sample resignation letter that contains all the information you should include:
I regret to inform you that I am hereby tendering my resignation. I would like to thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to work here at [company name] and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team for the last 5 years.
An opportunity has arisen for me to further my career with another company and so as per the terms of my contract I hereby give you my notice period of [four weeks], making my final day of employment: [Friday 23rd March].
I will be happy to assist in the training of any new staff during my notice period, and I shall ensure that all of my tasks are reassigned where appropriate before I leave.
I wish you and the company all the best for the future,
Something to make you smile
Man resigns from job on a cake
Resigning in the right way means that you can leave your company and move on with no hard feelings. A good resignation letter might just be the icing on the cake! An idea which was quite literally demonstrated by Mr Berrett of San Francisco:
I don’t know about you, but I can barely ice a fairy cake, let alone write a resignation letter on one! I think I’ll stick to the old fashioned way...