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How to Resign From a Job

Advice on How to Resign Gracefully

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When you resign from your job, it's important to resign as gracefully and professionally as possible. If you can, give adequate notice to your employer, write a formal resignation letter, and be prepared to move on prior to submitting your resignation.

I Quit! How to Resign

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Turning in your resignation isn't always easy. Even if you hate your job, hate your boss and can't wait to start that new job; even if you are about to be fired, it can be difficult to resign tactfully. Here's how to resign with class.

Resignation Do's and Don'ts

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How should you resign from your job? How about what you shouldn't do when turning in your resignation? I've seen resignations handled both ways - well and really badly.

Top Reasons to Quit a Job

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Before you quit a job, you should be very sure that you want to quit. Keep in mind that this is a tough job market. Hating your job might not be a good enough reason to quit unless you have another job lined up. That said, there are legitimate reasons for quitting your job. There are also circumstances beyond your control where quitting may be the option. Here are the top reasons use to quit a job.

Before You Quit

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Before you submit your resignation to your boss, make sure you are prepared to leave. You don't want to give any indication that you're moving on, like taking your photos off your desk or pictures off the wall, but you can quietly clear out your desk and clean up your computer.

Resignation Checklist

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When you resign from a job, it's important to check on compensation due, your last paycheck, benefits, pension plans, and possible references.

Two Weeks Notice

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Giving two weeks notice is the standard practice when resigning from a job. If you have an employment contract or union agreement that states how much notice you should give, abide by it.

Review Resignation Letter Samples

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How you write a resignation letter is important, because it usually isn't easy to resign and stay on good terms with the company you are leaving. Even if you hate your job and can't wait to start your new job, it can be difficult to resign diplomatically and tactfully. Well-written resignation letters can help ensure your resignation goes smoothly.

Resignation Letter Writing Tips

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How you write a resignation letter is important for a couple of reasons. First of all, you may need a reference from the employer in the future, so it makes sense to take the time to write a professional resignation letter. It's also a document that will become part of your employment file and it should be written accordingly.

Resign By Email

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It's always better to resign in person, then follow up with a formal resignation letter for your employment file. However, if circumstances are such that you need to send a resignation email, here's how.

Resign In-Person

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Not sure what to say to your boss when you need to quit your job? Regardless of your reasons for leaving a job, there is a right way to do so and potentially damaging consequences if you take the wrong approach. Here's what to tell your supervisor when you quit your job.
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