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Being dissatisfied with your job, not feeling challenged enough, wanting to explore other options, not liking your work environment or co-workers, may lead to wanting to move onto greener pastures. With that comes the dreaded task of writing a resignation letter. Here are our tips to make sure that process goes smoothly:
Make sure you have completely thought through your decision. Be extremely sure that you want to leave and make sure you are prepared enough to not look back.
Similarly, don’t say you'll quit after a fall out and then keep working there. This will give the impression that you are dissatisfied with the work but are not not committed either. This may lead to your coworkers and superiors not taking you seriously. You will seem like a person who complains and threatens to quit but then does nothing about it.
Your resignation should not be the first time your boss hears of your concerns. Before you start writing your letter, have a one on one conversation with your boss. Take them out for a coffee- somewhere outside the workplace and have a mature conversation with them about your concerns. Tell them about what is bothering you and what they can do to help.
But don’t stay after repeated promises to resolve the issue but no action. If you feel like you have expressed your concern multiple times and your supervisors are just not taking you seriously, tell your boss. Have a straightforward conversation with them and tell them about your decision. Remember, this may be met with a lot of resistance, some blame, more promises to resolve your concerns and even offers for a raise or promotion. But be confident of your decision and don’t hesitate.
Remember, your resignation does not need to be “approved” by anyone. Legally, the company cannot hold you beyond the notice period stipulated in your contract.
That said, while writing your letter, read your contact or acceptance letter carefully and find your notice period. That is the number of days you need to give to the company between submitting your resignation letter and your last working day.
Make sure your letter is concise and polite. State your reason for leaving, your last working day and thank the organization and your coworkers for the learnings you have gained.
Rudderly Recommends- A pro tip while leaving your job is to make sure you leave on good terms. A few days before your last working day, talk to your boss or coworkers you may have had a disagreement with and bury the hatchet. This will give you peace of mind and also have a good impression- something that is extremely important when your future employer calls for a reference or background check.