Resignation

First impressions count but final impressions can have a lasting impact too. The resignation process is a step that you will encounter in your career, and one that should uphold your professional reputation and personal branding.

While resigning may be one of your final tasks in your old job, if done properly, you can look forward to your new role confident that you have left a positive final impression with your past employer.

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How to quit your job

Regardless of your reasons why - whether for a higher income, a new challenge, or even a better work environment - transitioning from your old job to your new job is going to require a conversation that many people find difficult.

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When is the right time to resign?

One of the first things to navigate when planning your departure is when to hand in your resignation to your direct supervisor.

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Template for a resignation letter

There are many different templates and formats you can use, and some are more appropriate than others.

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Differences amongst resignation letter types

The process surrounding resignation is not without some administrative requirements. One of the first tasks you’ll need to complete is written notice of your decision to resign.

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How to hand in your resignation

If you’ve decided to quit your job, then you’ve probably already thought about the difficult conversation you’ll need to have with your boss.

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Informing your manager about your resignation

Even for the most senior and experienced among us, informing your manager that you intend to resign can be a challenging conversation.

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Ensuring a smooth transition during your resignation

If you’ve made the decision to quit your current job, it is important to ensure a smooth transition for the team you are leaving behind.

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Handling challenges during your resignation

No matter how well in advance you’ve planned your resignation, it’s inevitable that you’ll come across challenges that you’ll need to solve before you go.

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How to write a resignation letter

If you’ve decided to resign from your current position, you’ll likely need to write a formal resignation letter.

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Professional ways to present your resignation letter

With resignations still rare in some companies, many people find it difficult to know just how to perform each step in the process.

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How to announce your resignation

One task to tackle in the process of resigning from your job is how to announce your resignation to your colleagues.

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Handing in your resignation letter by hand

No matter how easy your decision to quit your job was, formally handing in your resignation can be difficult, no matter what state you are at in your career.

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Formally handing in your resignation

Your intention throughout this process - other than to simply quit - should be to resign with as little impact on your colleagues as possible, as well as to leave behind a good reputation.

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