Americans have been quitting their jobs in record numbers in recent months, with 4.5 million workers putting in their notice in November.
And while having a conversation with your boss to tell them you’ve decided to quit can be stressful, it doesn’t have to be, “Money Court” judge and O’Shares ETFs chairman Kevin O’Leary tells CNBC Make It.
“I like writing a letter because it forces you to clear your mind and put forward your thoughts in the best possible manner as opposed to stumbling through it when you walk into their office saying, ‘I’m leaving,’” O’Leary says.
Being thoughtful and articulate in your letter can help avoid any hard feelings and keep possibilities open for the future, O’Leary says.
“Quitting your job has a lot of interesting political issues to it,” he explains. “You don’t want to burn any bridges; current employers may be future employers one day and be part of your career path.”
Though it is common to receive a counter offer when giving notice — particularly if you are a productive employee — O’Leary says you shouldn’t consider it if you have already agreed to start another job.
“You don’t want to be in a situation where you’ve made a decision to move and then you renege on everybody,” he says. “That’s horrible. You’ve got to have a plan and you’ve got to move forward.”
Still, he says not to quit your job until you have another role lined up to avoid leaving a prolonged employment gap on your resume. Even if you do have a verbal offer for a job, don’t put in your two weeks’ notice until you’ve signed an employment contract with your new workplace, O’Leary says.
“Make sure you’ve got another job and you’ve signed for it,” he says. “Once that’s inked, then you can make your move.”
source : cnbc.com
Indeed, when considering changing places of work, we often hesitate because of the repercussions it could have on our network. If done correctly however, it doesn’t have to be the case.
Once you’ve taken the decision to leave, it’s very important to write a thoughtful and articulate resignation letter. This gives you the opportunity to clearly explain your intention of leaving and gives you the possibility to express your gratitude. One thing to remember is that you may one day need this employer as a reference or even find the same people at another entity where you could depend on their impression of you for your own success. Writing a letter and hand delivering it can also help to guide you in your speech when discussing your departure, avoiding any accidental faux pas.
Probably the most valuable tip Elkho Group can give you regarding employment is to never quit a job without having signed a contract somewhere else first. This is essential. It is very difficult to place candidates who are currently unemployed. Although the job market is booming with a multitude of attractive opportunities, it’s still a competitive world and you need that extra edge. Being employed shows responsibility and reasoning, two non-negligible characteristics for new hires.
If you’re not sure how to go about finding the right new challenge or if you’re just curious about the market, you can always contact us at Elkho Group for expert advice and top market opportunities. Confidentiality assured.
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