A new chapter of your career is about to unfold. After careful consideration, you have accepted the job offer. It’s time to celebrate. But something starts to bother you. It is your concern regarding your current employer. How will I break the news to my boss? What would my boss think about this? Will I be judged for leaving? Should I serve a notice period? Your mind gets clouded with these questions. To help you out, I have a few tips on quitting your job the right way. I hope this works for you.
Tips on leaving a job on good terms
Tell your Manager first before you tell your colleagues
Your decision to leave your job should not become a piece of news before your manager gets to know about it. Talk to your boss and explain your reasons for leaving honestly. Perhaps, there’s no need to discuss your next job or pay but it’s important to communicate that you have decided to move on. This is basic professionalism and it is expected from you.
Express Gratitude to Your Team
You have learned a great deal here and I am sure you are thankful about it. Make sure that you express gratitude to your boss and co-workers before you leave. They should not feel that you were not happy with the management or the workplace. It would only come across as a complaint. Be thankful for even the little things and moments.
Give at least Two Weeks’ notice period
Leaving in the most professional and gracious way will keep the doors open for you. According to the Employment Contract, serve your notice period. In the last few days at the organizations, finish all your pending work, spend time with your colleagues, and offer help in whatever way you can. Remember, notice period is not a punishment. It is in the best interest of both – you and your employer. Only if you know how to make the most of it.
Offer to Train Your Replacement
If you can refer someone as your replacement, please do. You must offer help to train your replacement. It would help the company prepare better for the road ahead. If you look at it these tips on quitting your job are not some hardcore professional codes but simple work ethics. Work Ethics