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I Want To Quit My Job Checklist

I want to quit my job, this is something said by many, but this checklist will help you achieve this goal, even if it is a little bit daunting, this will hopefully make it easier.

So when it comes to quitting your job the idea might be frightening or a step into the unknown. But more exciting is that you have a new and exciting job offer on the horizon. Whether that is for a completely different sector or even the same sector and going to work for your employer’s competitor.

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First things first is writing your resignation letter, make sure that it isn’t too long and straight to the point. Make sure to talk to your boss and make sure to hand the resignation letter direct to keep on a good relationship.

Remember if you are going to work for competitor, make sure to read the competitor clauses and account for your holiday entitlement within your notice period.

I Want To Quit My Job Checklist

Help you achieve this goal
Write CV

Get your CV (Curriculum vitae) up to date.

Apply For Positions

Look online, newspaper, agencies, contacts and LinkedIn to start you search to find jobs.

Write a Resignation Letter

It doesn’t have to be long and great detail about your reasons for leaving.

Tell Your Boss

Don’t tell anyone else until your boss knows.

Submit Your Resignation

Hand in your notice in person if you can.

Formal letter to HR so can go on your employment record.

Notice Period When Resigning

Check your employment contract for what contractual obligations you need to fulfill.

Competitor Clauses

Are you going to work for a competitor? This might require you to go on gardening leave.

Holiday Entitlement

Outstanding holiday still owed


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