In 2017, when we ask each other “What are you most afraid of?” we don’t hear as many “of dying alone” as “losing my job.” Yet, somehow, in some firms where the growth seems to have stagnated but work pressure is ever on the rise, it seems as though more people are willing to let go of their jobs than employers of their employees.
Resign with the right signs
Especially in the mid-range IT sector jobs and finance jobs where some people have to work 7 days a week despite the theoretical existence of official holidays, resignations are on the rise. Now, it is all good to not compromise but walk away, but how you do it determines if you will get a job soon or will be left regretting having strutted off.
Importance of a good professional resignation
Okay this you could count as inside news going all public, apparently, interviewers hiring people who just got out of a job always like to take a look at their termination or resignation letters. Hence, you might want to check out a professional resignation letter sample before you head out to smash the life out of your keyboard.
Ingredients of the perfect resignation letter
The definition of desired writing style in the professional world has changed enormously over the years. Let’s find out what is expected of resignation letters in 2017. Your resignation letter should not only prove you are the one who wanted to quit the company and not the other way around, but also hint at some desirable qualities as a new experienced employer for another company. Here is a checklist you might want to put your resignation letter through before hitting send:
- Keeping it compact: You must not leave out any important detail about your resignation but it must not have a single phrase that the letter could’ve done without. Avoid repetitions and unnecessary information at all cost. Remember, this letter might be the first impression on a potential employer who is probably wondering what it is like to talk to you.
- Keeping it formal: Don’t crack a joke inside the letter to cool down the air. That is what face-to-face meetings are for if you want to make sure your ex-boss takes it well. Your resignation letter must be strictly formal. This is not the place to even mention how you will miss your boss or your team. Let’s hope you can bag a farewell for that.
- Being respectful: If you are not ending on good terms, let that not come out in the form of profanity through your resignation letter. Your next employer will not be your next employer with that sample at hand. Even when you state the hardest times you’ve had in the company, let your words remain respectful.
- Staying focused: By now you are getting the point. What you are being asked to do is remain focused in your letter. As long as you have this point checked off the list, you are headed at the right direction.
- Making it comprehensive: Do remain focused and compact in your letter but do not forget to add crucial information. This includes date of vacation, the reason behind the resignation, the position you held at the time of resignation, and acknowledgment of the experience you have had at the company. Also, though service during the transition period is legally taken for granted, offer assistance during this period to add a personal touch of dedication and good will.
- Making an invitation: Though your resignation letter is going to your soon-to-be-ex employer, your soon-to-be-employer and many other people who will be crucial in the path of your career might eventually be reading it. Make an impression quickly through the transitional assistance offer. Also, state in short what you are looking for. Maybe “something more challenging” to ensure that you are up for hard work with enthusiasm.
Make sure the letter is typed in a formal font, and size of 11-12, and does not exceed one page. Don’t forget any grammatical rule while you write the letter and make sure you proofread for errors before sending it out. This is your last impression at a place you never know you might go back to, and the first impression at a place you surely are headed towards.