The professional life of a person is made up of several aspects, chief amongst them being the interview process, the hiring process and the day-to-day working.
One another aspect that plays an important role in the professional life of a person is the scenario where one require resigning from a job.
This article is part of the series: Job Resignation.
Refer also to:
- Writing a Resignation Letter – All about Resignation Letters.
- All about the Two Weeks Notice Letter & Resignation.
Reasons for Resigning From a Job
There are several reasons why a person may resign from the job. Here are the chief reasons for a job resignation:
Gone are the days when a person would stick to a particular job all their life, and would be at sea if they had to look for another job. In today’s world a person is constantly on the look out of a better job, a better profile and better lifestyle, and therefore a better pay package. Also, because of the several options that a professional has today; they do not have the dearth of a job opportunity. Therefore, better prospects are one of the most common reasons behind a job resignation.
Dissatisfaction from a position Or Company or the Whole:
When people apply for a job, they have a specific idea about what they would be doing and what they would not be required to do when they are selected. In the situation that a person is selected for the job and does not see the scope or does not get the kind of work s/he is thinking of, there is a good possibility that the person will resign from the position.
Therefore, not being happy with the job responsibilities is good enough reason that one may resign from a job. However, because living in the corporate is the art of tact and diplomacy, this reason is never divulged during any exit interview etc.
In some cases, there are personal reasons for which a person resigns from a position. This is more common in the cases of women, as they sometimes take a break from their professional life to either lead a family life or bring up their children.
It is also possible in case of men, who need to take a break from their professional or change jobs for any particular reason such as – workplace distance or a health situation.
Once you make your decision to resign from your job or have voiced your opinion to your family about resigning from the company, you have to take care of several things in your daily work day.
Job Resignation Etiquette
Resigning from a job is not a simple process, either for the person who is resigning or for the person who will receive the job resignation announcement. First thoughts:
Take your time
Before you decide to resign from the company, take some time to think about this resignation decision. Make sure that you do not resign from the company because of some stray incidents or because you have a problem with a particular aspect of the company.
Refer also to: Why Changing Jobs – why people change jobs.
Also, make sure that you have a backup plan before you tender your resignation – because you may lose your leverage value while negotiating with the new company you have just applied for.
As there could be several reasons for which a person may opt out of the company (and not all are the ones that may be disclosed or discussed as and when you desire), there are proper procedure as to how one may inform/discuss his/her issues with the company, and if asked, to tell about the actual reason why you’ve decided to resign from the company and your position.
How to resign from your Job gracefully and tactfully
Timing and manner
One of the most important aspects to keep in mind is the right time to inform your superiors and colleagues. Make sure that you leave the company in a respectable manner, and that nobody wonders about anything fishy about your resignation and parting ways from the company.
If you hold that kind of position and profile in the company, you can request a meeting and inform your superior/s that you will be parting ways from the company. Then after, you have to prepare the formal document announcing your resignation.
The resignation letter itself is a very important part of your exit scenario from the company.
Remember that a resignation letter may be circulated amongst the human resources department, other interlinked departments within the company and within colleagues and peers in an ‘as is’ manner. Therefore, you should be certain that the letter has nothing in it that may embarrass you or the company – being tactful is an important factor.
On this letter, be graceful and thank the company for the time spent in the company as well as the job opportunity they have provided you.
- Sample Resignation Letters: Examples of Resignation Letters.
- Two Weeks Notice Letter – Examples and Tips.
Once you have rendered your resignation and it has been accepted, you should keep in mind the handover and other aspects of the resignation. Make sure that you complete all the aspects of the handover and the exit policy after you tender your resignation.
You can either hand over your resignation directly to your superior or the human resources department. Make sure that you do not surprise them with the resignation, but instead voice your concerns and come up with an amicable manner to part ways with the company.
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