How do you quit your position with grace? Here is our step-by-step approach for resigning in a positive manner.
- Prepare a letter
- Schedule a face-to-face or virtual meeting with your immediate supervisor
- ALWAYS give two weeks notice
- Agree on a communication plan
- Beware the counteroffer
- Document your transition plan
- Remain fully committed
- Enjoy a brief sabbatical
Resigning a position is not a fun event. During this emotionally charged transition period it is easy to cut bait and run. However, handling the process with grace will position you well for a future reference and will help you leave a positive impression of your hard work. Remember, it’s a small town – you will run into these people again. To your success!