5 things to do before resigning your job

5 things to do before resigning your job

QL Jobs
By QL Jobs

Choosing to resign from your current job is a significant decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. Whether you're dissatisfied with your current situation, have come across an enticing opportunity, or seeking a new chapter in your career, the act of resigning can be a daunting process. The choice to leave a job necessitates thoughtful contemplation and meticulous preparation to ensure that you are taking the best possible decision.

By approaching your resignation with careful planning and consideration, you can not only ease the stress of the transition but also pave the way for a positive departure from your current employer. Before you hand in your resignation, follow these tips to ensure you not only quit professionally but step confidently into your next position.

Prepare an exit plan

Before you resign, have a plan in place. Either you must have another opportunity lined up or a strong action plan of what direction you wish to take. Do not take a hasty decision in the heat of the moment. If you do not have a job lined up, plan your financials until you have another job in hand. Put together a transition plan at your current job so you can get all your pending work or projects completed before you leave. Make a list of your duties and responsibilities so it will be easier to handover to your successor.

Understand the company’s notice period policy

Some companies have a standard one month notice period, while some companies may have two months’ notice period. Your labor contract or offer letter should have more information about the notice period. But despite that, some companies may agree to a shorter notice period under special circumstances. You can also discreetly check with your colleagues about the HR policy. Make sure to factor the notice period in your resignation plans.

Remove personal data from your work phone & computer

Its crucial to remove any personal files from your work computer before you give in your resignation, just in case you are asked to hand in your computer immediately. Also clean out your emails which are not strictly work related. Most companies will archive the email, in case it is required in the future or may transfer your emails to your line manager or coworker.

It is also advisable to wipe your work computer and phone of any personal or non-work related information and avoid using the device for this purpose during the notice period. Delete any software you may have downloaded that wasn’t job-related. Delete your browsing history, cookies and any autofill information.

Back up your work samples

Once you leave your work place, you lose access to all your files, in some cases and with certain companies, it could be immediate. Take copies of your work samples, performance reviews or any other non-confidential information that may enhance your professional profile and help you in a job search. Even if you have a job lined up, it is still advisable to keep these to demonstrate your work experience. Avoid confidential information and make sure you’re not violating any workplace policies by doing this but back up whatever information you have the right to take.

Leave on a positive note

Leaving your job amicably is crucial for preserving positive connections with former coworkers. It's a key factor in establishing and upholding your professional reputation. In the future, you might need your current employer to serve as a reference for your next job. Do not celebrate your good fortune at getting a better job with your coworkers, this might be taken as bragging and might create a bad feeling among your coworkers. Show gratitude by thanking those who've supported you and maintain a positive, polite demeanor, refraining from negative comments about your experience with the company or colleagues.

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