Effective and Personal Management Solutions
Managing Director Insights
Checklist for Checking Out
We placed a candidate recently who was working, but also willing to start the new position with less than a week’s notice.
Hold on we told him.
We know that you’re ready to roll, but there never isn’t a time to do it the right way.
Your personal brand and reputation is always at stake in the world of work.
It’s a great opportunity to leave with a positive, lasting impression.
Here’s a quick resignation checklist.
1. The Actual Resignation
Always give at least 2 weeks of notice
Try to do it F2F
Always provide a resignation letter – best if printed out, concise, and professional
Thank them and ask for the detailed process to follow for the next 2 weeks
2. The 2 Weeks
Do what the managers ask
Hand over 100% of the work, no loose ends
Go above and beyond
Personally touch and speak with everyone you worked with
Don’t bad mouth the company
Tell them you are not open to counter-offers (many will not heed this warning, but it is perhaps the most important thing to do)
3. The Last Day
Make it clean and get the sign-off to depart
Clean is always the way when breaking up.
63-82 and sunshine.
Make it a great day, everyone!