Thank You Letter
Are you preparing to resign from your current job? I recently spoke with Dr. Randall Hanson founder of Quintessential Careers one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web for advice on the best way to resign from a job. According to Hanson a resignation letter documents your last day of work but it also eliminates the potential for any mis-communication that can occur when an employee resigns verbally. The resignation letter gives you the opportunity to highlight some of your key achievements and it can cement relationships (and even a reference) with the boss. As Hanson notes "you never want to end things on bad terms as word can easily get around." In order to ensure a graceful and professional resignation Hansen recommends the following: Do know how to resign from your job gracefully and professionally.
It will surely reflect on your job performance reviews and seriously hurt the positive remarks your last reference will furnish. Many employees write resignation letters because they have found a different job that either delivers the type of environment they are interested in or pays a higher salary. Usually money is the defining factor that leads workers to flee their current job situation. Sometimes it is for personal reasons such as creative differences with the higher ups. Others have simply had enough of their current job position and possibly their boss to the point that they dread returning to their office day after day. In the worst cases some will write a resignation letter before they have even found replacement employment.
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Many times employees have written the letter submitted their resignation and after finding alternative measures worse than before wish to come back. Unfortunately by that time returning to their old job is no longer an option. Sometimes returning to your old job is a possibility but the way you express yourself through the resignation letter will determine whether or not it is one for you. If you have carefully chosen your words as to not offend your employer you might have a position waiting for you at your old firm or office. If you have presented your resignation with attitude disgust and willfulness chances are you will not be welcomed back with open arms. Proper Procedure As a rule of thumb two weeks is the most acceptable and reasonable time frame to give notice in your resignation letter.
A recent survey has shown that more than 75% people keep contact with their formal colleagues and do think at one time or another to come back and work for the same firm. Even if you have moved away from an organization this does not means that you will all of sudden stop talking to people in there. The need to remain sweet conducive and positive can not be undermined in resignation or termination situation as this will be the bridge that will allow you to form bond after leaving. After the formal acknowledgment of the termination of services the need is there to give the clear reason for this action. In the past this might have been a rare event but in recent times not many employees expect a lifetime employment. This letter should also contain the date after which the person is not required to work for you any longer.