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How To Properly Resign From Your Current Company
The way in which you resign specifically underscores the level of
commitment you have just made to your new employer. Many
candidates resign improperly leaving the door open to counter-offer
measures imposed by the current employer. The notice period can be a
particularly vulnerable time for candidates. In many respects it is similar
to going through a divorce, so be assured that those feelings you might
have in the pit of your stomach over facing your boss are quite normal.
Follow these simple steps and your resignation will be a straight
forward, low stress process.
The Resignation Letter
Once you have written your resignation letter, schedule a brief meeting
with your supervisor. It is imperative this letter is direct, to the point
and without embellishment or reflection of days gone by. Here is a
suggested letter which we have found quite appropriate:
Please accept this letter as my official notice of resignation. I appreciate the work we have
been able to accomplish together at (company name), but I have now made a commitment to
another organization, and plan to begin with them in two weeks.
Know that is it my intention to work diligently with you to wrap up as much as possible in the
next two weeks to make my resignation as smooth as possible. If you have any suggestions
on how we can best accomplish that goal, I hope you will share your thoughts with me, as I
am eager to leave on the most positive note possible.
Call your boss or the executive assistant (if appropriate) and schedule a
5-10 minute meeting. The p