Proper Planning Prevents Poor Preparation – confirm the date, venue and time of the interview in advance. Take pride in your appearance and dress in a professional manner – first impressions count. Eliminate the unknown – plan your route, allow time for parking, arrive early! Leave your mobile phone in your car – this will ensure that the Interviewer will have your undivided attention.
Your company does not want to lose you. Whilst the offer of promotion is no doubt sincere, ensure you explore the real reasons why you want to leave and ask yourself, “has anything really changed?” If it hasn’t, then graciously turn down the opportunity.
Colleagues are often distressed or saddened at a team member leaving and may try many levels of persuasion to get you to stay. If you have been with a company a long time, it is possible you have made good friends with certain colleagues and this security can often be difficult to leave behind. However, there is nothing to stop you keeping in touch with your colleagues socially when you start a new role elsewhere.
If you hear worrying information about your new company, please call us to dispel the rumour. We have committed to only work with companies whose core values match our own and we would never place you in a company we did not trust to look after their employee’s well-being.
Some companies feel that making an employee work their notice can upset or demotivate the rest of the workforce. Try not to take this too personally, it is probably for the best and you can now join your new company much sooner.
If you have any worries or doubts during this transition, please talk to us. Moving to a new company is challenging and exciting but can still feel daunting. We will support you as much as professionally possible during this process and beyond.
Keep this short and concise. Include the notice period you will serve and any outstanding pay, including: holiday pay, bonuses and expenses or commissions owed.
It is best practice to type this letter, not hand-write, and deliver the letter in person by arranging a meeting. If for any reason you’re going to email this letter save it as a PDF document first.
Don’t leave it on your desk for your boss or another colleague to find and don’t give it to them and go back to your desk without a conversation! This is one letter that will need to be discussed.
Companies are often shocked and upset to lose a good member of staff and they can be caught unaware when you hand in your resignation. Try to remember however that your new company will be keen for you to join them and not to let your current employer drag out the leaving process for longer than needs be.
I thrust this email finds you well.
The purpose of this email/ letter is to formally announce my resignation from XXX. My last day of employment will be the XXX as per the responsibilities set under the terms of my employment contract.
During the past XXX years at XXX, I have learnt more than I ever thought I would, the guidance and mentorship I have received has been instrumental in the way I see myself going forward in my career and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities you have given me in my time at XXX
I wish you and the XXX team all the best and I do hope our paths cross again in the future.