Resignation Checklist

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Resignation Checklist

Resignation is the formal notification to your employer that you’ve decided to change jobs and leave the business. 

It’s giving your employer a notice period to find someone to fill your role and for you to hand over to a replacement. 

Check your work contract for your official notice requirement.

Decided  I want to quit my job but make sure you are aware of the steps to achieve this.

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Resignation Checklist

Formal notification you plan on leaving your job.
Review Work Contract

Your work contract with state the notice period required for leaving.

Most ask for one month notice to enable recuruiting and handover.

Write Formal Letter

Write a formal letter of resignation keeping everything simple and to the point.

Even if you hate your job remember you are likely to need to ask for a letter of recommendation or a reference for your new role.

Handover Letter

As to talk to your manager, supervisor or the person your report to notify and handover your formal letter of resignation.

Make sure this person is aware you are leaving before anyone else.

Confirmation Resignation Received

You should receive formal confirmation of acceptance of you leaving. This should include an expected final work date.

This can include accumulated holidays so could be sooner than you think.

Make Colleagues Aware

Now the formal part is done let your work colleagues aware. This can be just to let them know or because it will affect their working life.

Formalise Final Work Date

This needs to be agreed for both your current employer and your new employer.

Working with your contract and outstanding owned holidays.

Hand Over and Training

What are you required to do to help your leaving run smoothly

Do you need to train someone new? Do you need to help with recruitment?

Get Reference

References are important so dont forget to make sure your have organised for this to be done.

Exit Interview

Be honest but not rude. Some see it as an opportunity to tell the boss exactly what they think without fear.

The business want to learn from your departure, understand why, how they can improve things and what changes or lessons can be learned.

Returning Property

If you have work phones, laptops or any other property that you use to carry out your job remember to hand back.

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