How to Give Written Notice to Your Employer

How to Give Written Notice to Your Employer


How to Give Written Notice to Your Employer. Change positions while maintaining your professional
reputation. Demonstrate class and dignity when you give
written notice to your employer. You will need Pen and paper Preparations to
leave and cooperation. Step 1. Draft a resignation letter when you’re ready
to leave. Make sure the tone is either congenial or
neutral, but not negative. Have a friend read the letter objectively
and suggest any changes. Step 2. Calculate the final check to be paid, including
accurate accounting about sick and personal days owed, and include your final calculation
in the letter if you don’t want further conversation once you’ve given written notice. Management will almost always act surprised
that you’re leaving, even when they’re pleased or saw it coming. Step 3. Add proud moments at work in the letter, and
offer to complete assignments still in process or provide detailed reports on where everything
stands. Show cooperation — the world is smaller than
you think, and word about an attitude gets around. Step 4. Make it a short and professional note sticking
to the facts without explaining the details of why you’re leaving. Conform to the company policy on notification
periods in picking your last day. Step 5. Deliver the letter personally. Suggest replacements to your position if your
management is receptive. Then get on with your new life. Did you know Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard,
Mark Hurd, was sued in September 2010 for taking another job with a competitor, Oracle. HP insisted he couldn’t perform his job duties
without disclosing trade secrets from HP.

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