This is the month many workers quit. That’s why there’s more hiring in January so companies can fill the vacant slots. If you’re one of the lucky candidates who has scored a new job, here are two tips on how to quit a job the right way.
First, maintain friendly relations with your current boss. She’s the first person to inform during a personal meeting. While the new job is great for you, it’s bound to give your supervisor some agita. So even if you despised your job and the boss who came with it, be gracious in explaining why you decided to quit.
Don’t complain about your boss or the job. Instead, talk about how the new job gives you a chance to expand your horizons. Then discuss next steps you can take to assure a smooth transition. Offer to train a replacement. If there’s nobody to take your place yet, write a memo outlining your responsibilities.
Second, write a thank you letter to your boss. Say what a pleasure it’s been working for him, even if it’s not true. You never can tell when you could meet your boss again either as a new manager somewhere else or as a client.
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