You’ve just finalized an employment contract with a new company. You’re excited about the new opportunity, and you’re ready to get started.
You just need to depart your current place of employment — gracefully.
Ideally, your first step should be to setup a meeting with your boss. Inform her/him that you’ve decided to quit the job and express gratitude for all the opportunities you received in your tenure there. Keep a positive tone and show your commitment for transitioning your responsibilities.
Then, send out a formal letter of resignation to your boss. It should be professional, appropriate and respectable.
Why Do You Need to Write a Resignation Letter?
Resignation letters are a formal way to provide notice that you’re leaving. It makes it easy for the direct supervisor to share this information with their boss and the Human Resources (HR) department. Also, it removes any scope for confusion in the ‘actual’ date of resignation.
Through written documentation, HR and your supervisors will know they need to begin the search to find your replacement. HR will also initiate all the exit related formalities based on this formal notice.
Here is a step-by-step guide on what content to include in your resignation letter. Read More