Things To Consider Before Giving Your Two Weeks Notice

When you leave, it's vital to plan your departure carefully. You need to know what's coming next. You'll also want to avoid burning bridges.

Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare to give your two weeks' notice.

Give yourself plenty of time to job search and line up a new position before you quit. If you do not, it is important to have a financial plan to support yourself.

Have Another Job Lined Up.

Be Professional.

Now is not the time to vent your frustrations about your current job or employer. Keep your notice brief and to the point, and keep your negative thoughts and comments to yourself during your last few days.

Your employer may have specific resigning procedures, so check with them before you submit your letter. If you have questions or concerns, speak with your Human Resources department, a trusted supervisor, or a union representative.

Know the Company's Procedures.

Expect Questions.

Think about how you'll break the news to your boss and be prepared to answer their questions. They may want to know why you're leaving and where you're going next. Be honest and open, but keep the conversation focused on the future.

Two weeks is the standard, but if you can give more notice, a good boss will appreciate the additional time to find and train your replacement.

Give Adequate Notice.

Be Prepared To Leave Immediately.

Once you have submitted your letter, be prepared to leave the job immediately. Most employers want you to complete the two weeks, but some may ask you to go on the spot.

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