Considering resigning from your current employer?


If you are thinking about handing in your resignation, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I being paid enough?
  • Do I get on well with my colleagues?
  • Am I receiving training and is it effective?
  • Would I be promoted?

If you answered yes to three or more of the above, you might want to reconsider your decision. If not, perhaps it is time to resign, here are a few suggestions…

What a resignation letter requires:

  • Your name
  • The date
  • Name of the addressee (your manager or boss)
  • Your notice of termination of employment (e.g. ‘I wish to hand in my notice…’)
  • Date termination is effective from (e.g. effective from March 2019)
  • Your signature

Thanking your employer is optional (no complaining please. Stay civil and professional throughout this process, it will stand to you in the future when a new employer seeks a reference.)

Arrange a meeting with your manager and tell them you are resigning.  They will ask you to put it in writing. (Some may ask you to reconsider) but if you are truly certain of your decision, give them your letter of resignation then and there or shortly afterwards.

It is quite possible your employer will ask you to reconsider or make a counteroffer. Please always consider this.

Ask yourself:  will an increase in salary or a promotion or perk (like a company car) make you happy? How will you feel knowing colleagues now know you want to leave? If the issues that prompted you to resign will remain unchanged, then it is really unlikely that your future lies with the same employer.

Please always remain civil and professional throughout your notice period. Be proactive in completing your handover and make sure you understand what is owed to you. So if you have decided that now is the time, contact Precise. Staffing Solutions, let us help you.

After all, let us do what we do best and that is Recruitment!