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Dont get caught off-guard so do prepare to resign by removing all personal items and files from your office and computer for those instances when your employer will ask you to leave as soon as you tender your resignation. Do make the transition as easy and as smooth as possible. And do offer to help find and/or train your replacement. But dont make promises you cant or wont keep. Dont make any statements or express any opinions that you may later regret. Remember that old adage: If you have nothing good to say say nothing at all. Do be sure and give proper notice to your current employer. Dont burn any bridges. Do leave on good terms with your co-workers and supervisors. Do the exit interview with your current employer if required. But dont say anything negative about your supervisor or co-workers during the interview no matter how tempted you are.
Assure the employer that youll be available any time for any kind of help from your end. Resignation letter can be seen as a good bye note in a relationship while you want to remain clear and concise the courtesy should always be there to write as this might be the very last time you write to your employee or employer. The letter should always start with the showing gratitude towards the person and organization. The resignation letter will become part personal file too so it should contain the solid reason for this action. While there might be positive things like golden hand shake and move to better position be reason for most there are however some times things like embezzlement or breaking the rules that might be the reason for this. In case of serious nature of offense the employer should still try to remain polite giving a person little positive endorsement could not cost you too much unless there is a serious offense involved.
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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.
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.