Do's and Don'ts of Quitting a Job
Diplomacy is defined as expertise in dealing with people."While it's for all time a fine idea to be tactful in private and business connections, it's particularly imperative when one is quitting a job.
Following are some do's and don'ts to think about prior to quitting a job.
Do use professionalism and good manners in declaring intention to quit the job. Inform direct manager first. Then let know fellows and staff.
Don't ever inform others at the very last minute. Provide the employer advances notice so that they can find enough time to make arrangements for a successor. Usually, suitable notice is 2 to 4 weeks. Work with recent and future employers to maintain a schedule that works for both them and you.
Do write a professional letter of resignation. No need for long clarifications, one can just write that he/she is quitting the job to pursue other benefits or chances. Whether one likes or dislikes the job, manager, or company, the ending must be the same: a short, courteous letter describing one’s reasons for quitting the job.
Don't speak unfavorably about the employer. Once others find out you are quitting, naysayers may look for you to describe their feelings of dissatisfaction. To quit the job on fine conditions, one should not be associated with displeased workers.
Do complete the assignments or projects assigned to you before leaving. Don't leave the work half-completed. Make a list of works to be completed and review it prior to leaving. Don't disappear. Evade short-timer's manner. Be an energetic and supporting member of team during final days in the company. Work hard and make fine friendly relation with everyone to leave a fine and lifelong impression on others.
Don't leave desk or office in a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior. Take time to arrange materials for successor.
Do propose to guide the successor if time allows. If one has to leave prior to the successor comes on board, one should make himself or herself available to answer questions directly or over the phone.
Don't send proud or sniveling departure e-mails. If one needs to send e-mail to inform coworkers about quitting the job, then it is nice move to give contact information to keep in touch with them, as they are part of social and professional network.
Do use exit interview time sensibly. Irrespective of what one is being told, this is not the good time to trash the employers and make non-sense statements. If one hasn’t revealed his/her concerns about a colleague in the past, one should never think this moment as a chance to disclose them for the first time. If one has already spoken concerns, though, this time is the good opportunity to restate it efficiently.
Many employers make counteroffers when a productive and skilled professional wants to quit. If one has to quit the job due to dissatisfaction with current package, then he/she should accept the counteroffer if its way better than previous one.