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  • Publish Date: Posted over 2 years ago
  • Author: Steve Twinley

Are you thinking about handing in your resignation? Whether you have secured a new position or not, at some point you will need to ask for “the meeting” with your manager. In addition to our longer “How to hand in your resignation” guide, here are Next Phase’s 3 Top Tips to help you prepare:

1) Read through your contract. Do you have any non-compete clauses that could cause issues if are moving to a competitor? It is hard for companies to enforce such clauses, but you need to ensure you are at least prepared for the discussion.

2) Take a moment to check in with yourself. Does handing in your notice feel like the right thing to do? If it feels right, it IS right…and you need to stick with your decision regardless of how your manager might respond.

3) Keep your letter, and the initial meeting, brief. Handing in your notice isn’t easy and there will most likely may be plenty of follow-up discussions. It is therefore best to keep the resignation short so everyone involved can then take the time to process things.

For a longer “How to hand in your resignation” guide, click here.