You have until January 31st to find the perfect role!
That sounds like click bait, doesn’t it? But according to research* more Brits hand in their notice on 31st January than any other day of the year. It is never an easy task, but here are a few tips:
- Make sure you are certain you want to leave
It is important to discuss this life-changing decision with the ones closest to you and the ones it will affect the most. This gives you the opportunity to work through any issues you have in your current role and what you really want in your next position. If you have been in a role for a long time, make sure you fully evaluate the pros and cons of the job before you make your final decision.
- Find another job
If you decide to leave, the ideal scenario is to secure a new job before leaving your current one. Speak to CBR to find the perfect role firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us about how to perfect your CV for the job you really want.
- The letter
Once you have made the big decision it’s time to compose your letter of resignation so that when the time comes, you can hand in your notice quickly and efficiently.
Your letter should include:
- The role you’re leaving
- Your notice period (whatever your contract specifies)
- When your last day will be
- Thank your employer for the opportunities and learning experiences they have given you
- Wish the company well in the future and state that you’d like to keep in touch. Industries can be small, and you never know who you will come across again in the future
- Give your manager a heads-up
It’s a good idea to speak to your boss in advance of them receiving the resignation letter. It is not the place or time to highlight issues, but to focus on the facts. Just handing over a letter with no prior warning could leave a bad taste and not reflect your intention. Ensure you find a mutually convenient time to speak with them and schedule a formal meeting. It can be a big decision to leave a job but try to keep your emotions out of it and stay on goof terms with the company.
- It’s now time to hand over the letter
After the discussion with your manager, give yourself time to think things over one last time. If you still decide you have made the right decision (often your gut has made it for you) you can now hand over your letter.
You did it! It’s not easy to navigate through the admin and emotions of leaving a role but rest assured if you handle everything professionally and positively, there is nothing to worry about.
If you’re looking for your next opportunity or in need of some support and advice, get in touch and find out how CBR can help.
If you’re looking for expert support on recruitment in these challenging times, get in touch and find out how CBR can help
Speak to our team today about how we can work together on furthering your career.
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