It’s a good idea that after writing your letter of resignation that you sleep on it. This gives you chance to think over your decision one final time before going down a pathway that you may be uncertain of.
The letter should always be professional and should not include all the bad things that you don’t like about the company or to air your grievances or to act as a tool to tell your employers exactly what you think of them. You certainly don’t want to do anything in haste that you may later regret.
Your letter should be to the point and include the position that you are resigning and a date that you wish to terminate your employment from. You should obviously take into account any formal notice periods that may be stated within your contract of employment. If no notice period is stipulated then you should allow between two weeks and a month.
In some companies be aware that it’s possible (in some cases) on handing in your resignation they may want you to leave straight away without working your notice. Often this is without any financial loss to you but it’s done to protect their interests should you be working with certain clients that they feel they may lose to the competitor that you are moving to should that customer find out where you are going.
Often however, you normally end up working your full notice. This may be a period in which to assist or hand over duties to someone else. Should you wish for a quicker exit it could be a good idea to try to offer a solution to anything that could be standing in your way, you could perhaps ensure that any major projects or accounts are completed and up to date this may help your objective.
You should be aware that you could also include in the resignation letter a request to leave earlier than the notice period or reduce it. Whilst your employer doesn’t have to agree to this they may be prepared to reach an agreement.
Never forget with writing your resignation letter that you may cross paths at a future stage with your employer. Often this letter may be kept on a personnel file. In some cases you could always get a friend or close colleague to check your letter prior to you handing it in for any thoughts they have or to ensure that its providing the information you want it to.
All in all be professional and polite to your employer and never hand the letter to them on a bad day or when you’re feeling particularly mad about them. It’s always in your best interests to leave a company on good terms.
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