Listen Now: How To Resign The Right Way
Quitting your job? Make sure to leave the door open on your way out.
The hardest part about starting a new job is telling your old company you’re leaving. You don’t want to burn bridges, and you might want to come back once you have more experience. Enter the resignation letter.
According to Ladders.com, this is your chance to make a great last impression on your current boss. So how do you exit with grace? First, don’t beat around the bush. Your first paragraph should begin with a formal statement of your resignation, including the date of your last day.
Second, take the time to say thank you. Telling your boss and the company you are grateful for the opportunity to work there leaves the door open for future communication. Plus, if you need it, they will be more likely to give you a glowing reference.
Finally, offer to help with the transition. Someone is going to have to pick up your slack so offer to train them and get them ready to go. And give at least two weeks notice.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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