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How You Should Properly Quit Your Job? Turning In Your Resignation

Are you currently unsatisfied with your job or the company in which you work for?  If you are, you may have considered changing jobs.  If you have thought your decision over and decided that seeking employment elsewhere is best for you, here's the best way to quit. Have a plan. The best way to resign is to have a new job lined up. Unfortunately, for many individuals this is a lot easier said than done.

If this is the first time that you have ever handed in your resignation, you may be unsure as to how you should proceed or even afraid to do so. Therefore, we are here to show you the best way to go about quitting your job in the appropriate matter. In addition, to advising you on a few of the many steps that you will not want to take, when quitting your job. Here they are outlined below for your convenience:

One of the worst things that you can do, when looking to resign from your job, is quitting on impulse.  This may seem like the right thing to do at the time and is most common after receiving discipline or when a work related conflict arises, but it can only lead to negative consequences. An impulse resignation may impact your chances of finding employment in the future. That is why you will want to try and give your employers notice, should you wish to seek employment elsewhere.

No matter how upset or frustrated you are, think things through. At all costs do not quit on the spot and make sure you have a plan in place before quitting.

Speaking of giving your employer an appropriate amount of notice, when looking to change jobs, you are advised to do so in a reasonable amount of time.  Most employers expect to receive at least two weeks notice.  If you do have a new job lined up, tell them you must give a notice before starting. If you do have a new job lined up at the moment, you may want to extend your notice and/or offer to help your employer until they are able to find a replacement or until you are able to find employment elsewhere (don't tell your employer the latter). This will look really good on your part and may increase you're being rehirable in case you want to return. It is also important that you do not try and mislead your current employer in any way, shape, or form.  Submit your resignation in a professional matter.  Try and do so in person, with a formal written resignation as well as a follow-up email for proof.

Another one of the many things that you do not want to do, when looking to resign from your current position, is bad mouth your bosses to others, including your friends, coworkers, or during future job interviews.  You need to make sure that you do not “burn any bridges.”  This is extremely important, as you never know when your words or your actions may come back to haunt you.  You will want to ensure that your current employer, the one in which you no longer want to work for, is able to give you a glowing recommendation for years to come.

Don't “go out with a bang.”  Even if you are quitting your job because you are unhappy with your pay, your boss,  and/or other coworkers. Aim to leave as quietly as possible. You will want to put a happy smile on your face, no matter what your real emotions are.  As previously stated, you will want to ensure that you able to use your current employer as a job reference for years to come. You also need to remember that you never know when you may come into contact with your bosses or coworkers in the future.

If you are not planning to quit your job until you have a new one lined up, you will want to proceed with caution. Make sure that prospective employers are not contacting your currently employer asking for references. To prevent this from happening, you may want to inform all prospective employers that you have yet to submit your resignation and only consent to references after you've been offered the new job.

By keeping the above mentioned points in mind, you should be able to submit your resignation without causing any harm to your finances or your good name.  In all honesty, all you really need to do is just use your best judgment, as it is usually the best guide to follow.

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