There are many ways to depart from a job. Some people find it difficult to quit, while others make an announcement with no notice. However, the best way is to be respectful of your coworkers and provide enough notice so they can find a replacement for you or prepare for your departure.
Discuss your resignation with your manager
If you’re thinking of leaving your job, it’s best to talk to your manager before you leave. This will give them a chance to give their feedback on how they think you did in the role and how they think you can improve in the future. It is also an opportunity for them to make recommendations that could be useful in your next role, as well as potentially help with references and contacts for recruitment agencies or headhunters.
It’s a good practice during this conversation to discuss what options are available for employees who wish to take a career break (whether paid or unpaid) or return after taking time out from work altogether. This can help everyone involved plan ahead and make sure that everyone knows what happens next, so there aren’t any surprises later down the line!
Provide a written resignation letter
A written resignation letter is a formal way to provide notice of your resignation. When writing this letter, be sure to include the following information:
- Your name and contact information
- The date of the letter (if applicable)
- A short paragraph explaining why you are resigning
- Notification of when your last day with the company will be
As per the experts at LinkedIn, “When writing your resignation email, share that you’re leaving and that you’re grateful for the experience and opportunities. But don’t make the mistake of diving into any issues that may have prompted your move.”
Give enough notice
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of notice because it depends on your employer’s policies and how long you have been working there. If your employer has a policy that says you must give two weeks notice, then two weeks is what you should do. But if they don’t have such a policy, consider giving more than just two weeks if doing so won’t negatively affect the department or other coworkers.
Be polite to coworkers on the way out
There are a few things that you should keep in mind when parting ways with a job. Be polite, be professional, and don’t burn bridges.
- Don’t badmouth your company or boss—even if you’re so inclined!
- Don’t take things personally: It’s not personal; it’s business. It might feel like the end of the world now, but there will always be another opportunity on the horizon.
Sometimes, the best way to leave a job is not by telling your manager but instead by simply disappearing. If you’re leaving because you don’t like your boss or coworkers anymore, or if they treat you badly in some way (or worse still), then consider just not returning from vacation. This can be a very effective strategy for dealing with toxic work environments as well as situations where there are no other options available—like when someone has threatened violence against employees before leaving them no choice but to quit immediately without notice due to safety concerns.