You’ve secured your ideal job and now it’s time to resign. This is the part of the process that most people dread. How do you tell your boss? How will they react? What will your colleagues think? What if they ask you to stay? All of these concerns are understandable, but providing that you are moving for the right reasons, you can be confident that you have made the right decision. Try to think back to the day that you decided to start looking for a new job. Why did you make that decision? Has anything changed?
Counter-offers are common and can really throw people off-course. After all, there is always a risk associated with changing jobs and it’s much easier to stay where you are, particularly if there are promises of improved salary, benefits or promotion. In this case, you must carefully consider the reasons why your employer is making the offer.
When you resign, you should always aim to leave on good terms. Offering to help your employer to make the transition as painless as possible and ensure that the process is as straightforward as possible. Make it clear that you will work your notice period and do everything you can to minimise disruption to the business. Preparing a handover for your successor, ensuring standards don’t suffer and offering to train or recruit a replacement can all help to ensure that you leave on the best possible terms.
Now you can prepare to start your new job. Perhaps have a read over your new employers Health & Safety Policies, do some research into what’s happening in the industry and start to have a think about your objectives for the first few months.