Quitting – when you realize you are done with the 9 to 5 routine desk jobs. Quitting – when you have another more exciting offer. Quitting – When you wish to start your business. When the time has come for you to quit your job to move on to a more challenging job, the toughest part boils down to the resignation part. How do you move out gracefully – without making any mess or causing any awkwardness? Most importantly why is it important to exit with dignity? Well, you have invested some time, in some cases, a lot of time into the company, you’ve made some relationships, and it isn’t productive to let these relations go to waste. So this article is going to give you some tips to handle your resignation in a subtle manner:
- Instead of saying “I have received a better offer” or “The compensation offered by this company isn’t competent enough” is exactly what you shouldn’t be mentioning as your reason of resignation. Always mention a more personal reason – “I need to cater more to my family needs” or “I have get out and find some vision and perspective from the outside world” or “I wish to pursue a personal goal and I need to free myself from all other tasks in hand”.
When you use personal needs as your excuse to quit, no one points finger or argues.
- Before you make your resignation official, it is important for you to not let it out. Gossips and whispers can ruin your reputation and relationships. The first person who has to know about your resignation is your boss, and then your colleagues and friends. The whole procedure needs careful planning, and you cannot avoid any rumor mills building up.
- When you are leaving a company it is very important for you talk to everyone and be open about your reasons. Don’t leave the company in a hush-hush leaving everyone to speculations.
- It is polite to talk to your close colleagues personally. Give your best wishes to them for their future endeavors and if possible you can invite them over to your house for dinner as a token of gratitude for their constant support and encouragement at the work place.
Things can be ended at a good note, without ending relationships. Professional relationships are always helpful, you never know who may prove extremely helpful in your new phases of work and life.