Yes, You Can Quit On a High Note

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Employment News, Jobs | Comments Off on Yes, You Can Quit On a High Note

Resigning from a job can be awkward under the best and worst circumstances.  You are excited about your new opportunity but at the same time, you want to make sure you are leaving on good terms. Parting ways from an employer can and should be handled in the most positive way.  Often you will run into previous employers and co-workers for the rest of your career, so it’s important to keep your relationships and professional reputation in tact!  We have found a couple of tips that should ease the process of leaving with grace, take a look:

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti at

Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti at

  • Be gracious towards everyone: It is important to remember to stay humble during the process  of switching jobs. You want to avoid having your co-workers feel as though you are better than them because you took a new position. Be sure to thank everyone to show that you appreciate the opportunities you were given. Being gracious towards your co-workers will help in the future in terms of networking and references.
  • Write a formal resignation letter: In addition to being gracious and thanking everyone around you, it is also crucial to write a formal resignation for your boss. Include some of the things you learned and enjoyed working on during your time of employment. Instead of using this as a vehicle for venting about your time at the company, use it as more of a method of closure. Be sure to only include positive feedback and formally thank your boss for the opportunities you were given.
  • Stay focused: One of the important elements to leaving a company with class is to stay focused until you leave. Instead of checking out and leaving your work for someone else to complete, be sure to continue to work hard. Be helpful to whoever is transitioning into your role. This will leave a lasting impression on your boss and ensure a good reference for the future.
  • Write handwritten thank you notes:  Drop a nice handwritten note to your boss if you feel comfortable and also to co-workers you hold in high esteem or are friendly with.  Let them know you’ve appreciated getting to know them personally.
  • Stay in touch:  Okay, maybe not with everyone, but by all means stay in touch with friends and close management contacts.  You never know when you’ll cross paths or work with them again in your future.  Ensure they have your personal contact information if they ever need anything.

Making a smooth exit from an employer after accepting a new job offer can be uncomfortable. Let StaffNet, Inc. help! Contact StaffNet, Inc. for more information about jobs in the greater Atlanta area as well as other locations across the U.S.