This post was last updated on September 20th, 2013 at 07:33 pm
A lot of people are searching for new jobs in the world. On the other hand, there are handful of those people who are resigning from their current jobs. Just like you need to know how to apply for a job, you should also know how to resign from one. Just going straight to your boss and telling him that you won’t be showing up from tomorrow is not how a professional resigns from a job. There are several things that you should keep in your mind before resigning from a job but at the same time, you should also know how to write a good resignation letter. You don’t want to make yourself look bad in front of your employer even if you are going to leave their company right?
Below are some great tips that will help you craft a perfect resignation letter.
Things you should include
There are several things that you must include in your resignation letter but first of all, you should thank the employer to provide you with an opportunity to work for their company. Your resignation letter should start with a than you note and then you should start writing about other stuff like why you are leaving this job, what you learned by working for that company and etc. Another important thing to add in your resignation letter is a clear message that you are resigning from the job and when will be your last day at work.
Don’t prolong to resignation letter
As much as the employer will grief for losing such a great employee like you, they will not have all the day to read your resignation letter. So, you should keep it short and to the point. I have seen many people writing resignation letter consisting of more than one page. Nobody is going to read your emotional story especially when you are the one who is resigning from the job.
There should be a clear and solid reason
Nothing happens without a reason in this world so if you are not adding a reason to resign, the whole idea of writing a resignation letter will be pointless. You should know about the reason why you are resigning from your current job like, you may have found a better job with better pay scale, you are not liking the way your skills have been used by the company, you are having some issues with company’s management and nothing has been done about it. There are can be countless reasons to resign from a job so you should mention your reason clearly for the employer to see.
Don’t break the connection
There is no doubt that the company you are going to join is better than the one you were already working in but breaking all your connections is not a wise choice. World is round my friend, what goes by comes by at some day. A good idea is to offer your help even after you have resigned from your position. This will help you maintain a good relationship with your employer even when you have left the job.
If you have any tips about writing a good resignation letter then don’t forget to share your tips with us in the comments section.