As you know, I run Wallstreet Personnel recruitment company and I experience all kinds of real situations all the time. This post is based on my recent experience when I realized – it can happen to the best of us! Let’s answer the question on how to quit your job?!
How to quit?
What happened was a complete overthinking about quitting. First and foremost, obviously, you’ve already been thinking about quitting. For whatever reason it might be, whether it’s moving, a new position, frustration with a manager or you’re just not happy with your job. So you’ve already gone through the psychological part of quitting – you’re ready for new job interviews, you’re ready to quit.
What’s important to remember – never quit before you’re fully approved for your new position if you’re not ready to lose your income!
The standard procedure of giving a notice of quitting takes 2 weeks. So how do you go about it?!
Obviously, the most simple way is exactly that – that Friday or Monday go to your direct supervisor and give your notice. I usually prefer Fridays. Obviously, they might be a bit upset and then they have a weekend to cool off.
Tips for quitting:
- Resign in a professional way – less is more.
- You don’t have to get into it! It’s your decision how much you want to share. Details about your future and reasons for quitting.
- You always will need them as a reference. Keep that in mind.
- Zip the lip. Learn what you need to learn and move on.
- Say “I need to speak with you. Do you have a few minutes? I have bad news for you. I’ve been giving this a thought and I’ve decided that I need to quit. I need to explore other options. I regretfully have to give you 2-week notice effective immediately.”
Don’t give quitting a lot of power!
Don’t stress over quitting and don’t overthink it. The truth is – most likely, they don’t really care. Especially, if it’s a junior role. They’re used that young people quit, even if those are just a few weeks. If your seniors are in their 40’s or 50’s, they’re used to younger people quitting. It works in any profession!
Don’t put too much ownership into it. Just make sure to give the notice. Leave on a good note – give them all the necessary details about your projects.
You’re valuable to them and you mean a lot to them. They need you more than you need them. Don’t be afraid to thank them. Make sure to maintain relationships you’ve created.
Sometimes, someone you’ve worked with today can become your next boss within 10 or 20 years. Don’t burn the bridges!