So you are probably reading this post because you are looking to hand in your resignation. Hopefully, by this point, you have spoken to your manager about yourself being despondent toward your job and come to the conclusion you are not looking to stay. If not, we have written about this in more detail in our ultimate guide to counter offers.
It is important to hand in your notice in the correct way to maintain both your professional reputation, but in a worst case that you have continuous employment and can pay the bills!
We have put together the following 3 step process to help make handing in your resignation as simple and stress-free as possible:
Step 1. Let your present employer know that you now have an offer for a new job and you will be leaving. State that you are holding this meeting as a courtesy to say that you will be handing in your notice once the contract is given from your new employer to you; this is the time that you will be present to train your replacement with all the knowledge you know and that they will need.
Step 2. When you receive your contract for your new position, it is now the time to write out your resignation letter. In this resignation letter details of your understanding of your notice period and your last day working must be listed clearly to ensure that there will be no miscommunication.
Step 3. Now that is complete you should give it to your current employer as soon as you can. Hold another meeting, state this is your actual resignation, and hand over your resignation letter.
If successful in handing in your resignation, you will now know:
Now, we wish you all the best in the future and in your new job!
If you do need any additional advice please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to offer you additional advice.