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NEW YORK - MAY 7: A job applicant speaks with recruiter Renee Chandler (R) during an interview May 7, 2003 at the offices of Metro Support Group in New York City. The nation's jobless rate climbed to six percent in April, rising for the third straight month, adding up to half a million lost jobs. New York's job market has especially been hit hard, with many applicants being unable to find work. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

If you’re thinking about jumping on the “Great Resignation” train, remember this. Telling your boss you ‘I hate this job, I hate you, and I quit’ might feel great at the moment, but it’s not going to feel great when your next interviewer asks you for a reference. Here is the right way to resign.

  • Respectfully. The author of “Betting on You,”Laurie Ruettimann, says “you should always offer as much notice as possible with an understanding that anything less than two weeks is super-inconvenient to your current employer.” Who knows, maybe that time will make them realize you’re too valuable to let go and they’ll offer you something to keep you around. It might sound far-fetched but you’ll never know if you kick open the door and run out with the peace sign in the air.
  • Resign To Your Boss, Rather Than To HR. Ruettimann says to “respect the chain of command and resign to your immediate supervisor.” Let them deal with the next steps. It’s literally their job.
  • Put Yourself In Your Boss’s And Co-Workers’ Shoes. Don’t be the person that takes up a “not my problem” attitude on your way out. You wouldn’t like it if someone did that to you. Rob Barnett, the author of “Next Job, Best Job” says “promise that you will work hard and that you will not leave them in a lurch. And keep your promise.”

 

Source: NY Post