“Find Correct Way to Resign from Your Existing Job and quit your job !” This sounds easy – but it is not.
Here’s what not to do as you prepare to say, “I quit”
The economic meltdown that had the entire planet in its grips for almost 2 years finally seems to be fading away. Most companies are now much more secure financially, are opening their doors again for hiring new talent. This means that a lot of people will be switching jobs in the coming days.
While you may be excited about the prospect of starting at the new workplace, it is extremely critical that your leave your existing job in an acceptable fashion. Since the people we work with become a part of our network, we risk sabotaging our own career unless we wind up things in the right manner.
Here is an explanation of four of the most critical things to look out for when you quit your job:
Don’t hang around for too long
One you put down your papers, the standard notice period in most companies is two weeks. It is natural to develop a liking for our workplace, and one may feel the need to stay back a little longer in order to ensure that your employer is not left stranded.
Unless you have been working on a project that would take longer to complete than what your notice period allows, this may not be such a good idea. Once you have resigned, you will notice that people’s attitudes will change. This includes your team members, superiors and your own self! Your presence in such cases can actually impact your employee and the project negatively.
Say only what ought to be said
There could be a multitude of reasons for moving on to another job, but when you resign from your current one, it is best to do it graciously and with dignity. Most companies arrange for an exit interview before you leave. It is not advisable to speak ill of your colleagues or the workplace in these interviews.
There is a good chance that you would not be taken seriously in these interviews anyway, as you no longer have anything at stake. Besides, if you had complains, you should have raised them while you were still working with the company, not after you decided to move on.
Prepare yourself for the worse
In many sensitive positions that require a high amount of confidentiality, you may be asked to leave immediately, or even escorted out of the office building. If that is the nature of your work, prepare yourself by removing all personal items from your workplace. Needless to say, you would be up for legal prosecution if you take away any material or information owned by the company!
That tempting counter offer
If your existing company is interested in retaining you, they may present you with a counter offer – a hike in salary or a promotion, in hopes that you would reconsider your decision. However, it is generally not advisable to take up these offers for one obvious reason – once you have already decided to move on and then changed your mind simply for financial gains, your current employer may no longer trust you the same way. Besides, if you have already accepted the offer from another company, you would be breaking a contract and end up spoiling your credibility in the market.
You need to be clear in your mind about the reason behind your job switch. If you are leaving because you can no longer stand your boss, a salary hike while working under the same boss will not change much. Do all your thinking and consideration before putting down your papers, not after.