Leaving one job to go to another
What are the good steps I should follow when am leaving a particular work to another one and what does it need to inform my employer?
First of all, wait until you have the offer letter from your potential new employer. Some people use this as an opportunity to negotiate a better deal with their current employer, and stay where they are. If you do this , exercise caution , it is easy to overstep the mark here .
When you decide you want to resign your position, put it in writing to formally give notice of your intentions.
I have dealt with this on the site, and also give you template letters to download and use.
You can find my advice here Letter Of Resignation
Make sure your letter is brief but covers the necessary points, which are; –
- The date, your notice period begins here
- Address it to your manager by name
- State this is notice of your resignation
- Mention the notice period length and propose a termination date
- Sign the letter
You and the current company need to agree a termination date. You need to involve the HR department who have to organize your final pay slip, and decide how to treat unused holidays. You may be paid for them.
Adopt a professional tone, as the letter will be put on your file, and may be referred to if a reference is requested.
Try to clear your desk and tidy up as many loose ends as you can. Write notes for your successor if you can’t clear something up, advising where you are up to. If you know who your successor is, and they already work for the company, offer to work with them for the last few days as a handover period
Keep in mind that the business world is small, and you never know who you might encounter, or need a reference from, or work with later on .