by Ann Gabriel | Negosentro.com |
Some leave their jobs out of heartaches and one of the greatest secrets of success is knowing when to move on. Even though you’ve felt the toughest and roughest moments at work, it’s always best to leave any job on a positive note. Although you may think that it would feel great to say how much you hate about the company and rant over things that did not turn out so well, it’s still in your best interest to be polite, kind and professional.
What to include in a resignation letter:
1. Basic information
All resignation letters should be addressed to the right person – usually your immediate supervisor and the HR manager. Indicate the position where you are resigning from and the last date you intend to stay. This also lets your employer have ample time to look for your replacement. Keep the communication lines open by including your personal contact information. By doing so, you open doors for further opportunities in the future.
2. Speak positively
Do not include complaints but reflect on the good times and how you have benefited personally and professionally instead. No matter what circumstances you’ve faced, you do not want to come off bitter.
3. Be thankful
Thank your employer for the experience. Document positive memories of your job and how these have positively influenced you and your career. Every job is a blessing because there is always something we can learn.
4. End nicely
Use this opportunity to show how grateful you are for the experience at the company. End your letter smoothly by saying “wishing you all the best”. You can also read it over before you turn it in. be respectful and courteous up to the last minute. You are a professional, quit like a professional.