How to Effectively Communicate your Resignation?

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Aniket Deolikar
Consultant, India

How to Effectively Communicate your Resignation?

Suppose a person gets a better job opportunity which he/she has always wanted to pursue, but the new organization is expecting immediate joining.
How to communicate effectively that you are resigning to the previous / current organization?
Note: The current organization has a notice period and the person will not be able to complete that notice period. A buy back of the notice period option exists.
How should this situation be handled by the employee?


Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

How to Communicate Effectively that you are Resigning

In my view it is best to inform your direct supervisor as early as possible in order to allow your current employer to prepare on time and avoid unnecessary damage. You want to leave in a good, open and professional atmosphere. Remember you never know if and when and how you will again have contact with this employer or with your supervisor.
On the other hand it is smart not to be too early and wait until you have a written and fully agreed contract with your new employer. You want to avoid that you already informed your current employer that you are resigning, but the contract with the new employer is ultimately not signed or withdrawn at the last moment for some reason. There can be many reasons for that to happen.

Warren D. Miller, CPA, CFA
Strategy Consultant, United States

Preparing a Resignation

An important consideration in communicating a resignation is indeed how you will be viewed by your f... Sign up

Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa

Communicating your Resignation

The considerations to be weighed up are of a legal, loyalty and self-interest nature. I think that ... Sign up

Student (MBA)

Preparing a Resignation

@Warren Miller, CPA, CFA: One key thing to consider is 'not burning bridges' for the simple reason o... Sign up

Business Consultant, India

Resignation - do it in a Dignified Manner

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Mohammed Isah Abubakar
Analyst, Nigeria

Communicating your Resignation

I agree communicating your resignation to your employer should be done in a clear and sensitive mann... Sign up

Munadil Shafat
Student (MBA), Bangladesh

Clear the Context & Share your Concern

I would rather recommend a straightforward approach: share the context (like you did here by asking ... Sign up

Momade Amade
Manager, Mozambique

Make the Resignation Contribute to Strengthen your Reputation

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John Michael Donohue
Manager, United States

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@Warren Miller, CPA, CFA: Perhaps useful in this context to take a lesson from military culture: alw... Sign up

Sridhar Gopal
Management Consultant, India

Address Both your Self Interest and the Organization's Interest

When one decides to move on there are two key aspects to it. One, the self-interest. And two, the or... Sign up

Aniket Deolikar
Consultant, India

Thanks This is Really Helpful!

@Jaap de Jonge: It always helps if professional relationships are maintained. But sometimes there ca... Sign up

Francois Laenen
Manager, Syria

Do not Blow Up Bridges

People resign for multiple reasons: A better job, more money, moving, their boss, health, family, an... Sign up


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