Resigning from a job can sometimes be a little difficult, especially if you have to face a supervisor who will not be happy to see you go. You also know that you will be leaving your coworkers shorthanded. So, how should you go about resigning? Here are a few tips.
1. Keep it professional
You might feel like giving voice to your irritation about the job, and the perceived indignities you have had to suffer. Resist the temptation. Voicing your frustration on the way out does no one any good. You may feel better as you are doing it, but you will probably regret it later. You should try to remain on good terms with the people you worked with. They may be useful to you in the future as part of your network, people you can contact for advice and possible job leads.
Also, if the human resource department requests an exit interview, take the time to give it to them. Be honest with them about why you are leaving and why you have decided to take the new job.
2. Your letter of resignation should be short and to the point.
Again, there is no need in the letter to complain about things you did not like. Stay positive, focus on the things that you liked about the job and the good things about the work.
3. Inform your supervisor in person.
Tell your supervisor that you are leaving in a face-to-face meeting before you submit your letter of resignation.
4. Get ready
Make a list of the things you need to take care of before you leave. You may need to clear out your files, for example, or finish up a project, or other loose ends. Take care of any tasks that need your attention with human resources.
5. Do your job
In other words, give your best effort until you walk out the door. Do your work conscientiously. Resist the urge to do the bare minimum until you are finished. Again, it is all about being professional.