We know that quitting a job can be scary.
If you're new to this, you've probably agreed to join a new company and are wondering how to make a simple exit from your current company.
Typically, you would resign from your job by submitting a resignation letter to your boss or HR manager. This may seem like a lot of effort, but most employers require it as part of the resignation process to prove that you’re leaving voluntarily.
So what do you include in your resignation letter?
- A friendly introduction, letting your company know that you'll be resigning from your current position
- A short "thank you" for the opportunity to learn during your time there
- The date of your last day and the notice you are giving (usually subject to the notice period in your employment contract)
Pro Tip - Try to leave your current job on a good note:
- Be calm and professional when you tell your boss you’re leaving, and everything should go smoothly after that.
- Don't use your resignation letter as a chance for you to rant about why you’re unhappy with your job and have decided to leave.
- Communicate a positive message, thank your boss for your time spent learning at your current company and mention that you’re excited for your new challenge.
- Don’t burn bridges. Make sure that any projects you may be leaving behind are covered so that your team isn't left in the lurch once you've left.