10 Tips To Quitting Your Job

It has become known to many that the current generation of millennials like to job hop far more than the generations before them (us).

Yes, myself, at the ripe age of 22 have had my fair share of jobs and when I investigated why we like to job hop as much as we do, I found many people had the same perception as my very own.

As millennials we are aware of our surroundings and have become rather picky with the things we do with our time, as sayings such as YOLO have made us aware of the one life we have to live and the little time we have to live it.

So below I have listed 10 very helpful tips to quit your job in three months which will preserve your "brand image" and help you get the next job you seek.

Be Sure To Have Your Own Personal Contact Information 

This may seem obvious to many, but it can be a simple yet critical mistake to send out your CV to other companies and organisations using your work email. Be sure to have your wn personal email account, LinkedIn account and personal number which your chosen companies can contact you back with. If your current company had to find out that you were looking for job using their time and resources, you could be guaranteed not to receive the reference letter you wanted.

Create A List Of Possible Employers 

Before quitting your current job, try to identify what aspects of your current job make you unhappy as to not jump into the same issue, just with a different corporate name. Now that you have a list, start doing a little digging. Research these profiles from your list on LinkedIn and see if you have any mutual connections. Taking this step gives you a better idea of what kind of company they are and how you can start reaching out to them.

Let Your Boss Know What Your Intentions Are In Person 

Before doing something spontaneous, schedule a meeting with your boss and inform them you are leaving. It’s a gesture that shows respect and self-confidence.This will show your boss respect and in turn will get you respect from your boss.

Stick To The Relevant Notice Time 

No boss appreciates a surprise such as "I'm Leaving" without ample notice. You must always remember that even though you may not feel like an integral part of your work place, you still form part of a team which your boss which depends on to get the job done. Always give your boss enough time to plan around your leaving.

Be Honest, But Remember That You Are Not Expected To Explain Yourself

There’s no need to make-up some excuse about why you’re leaving. Be transparent about your decision. Offering constructive criticism may help your employer to start implementing changes in the workplace. But generally, it is better to merely give your notice unless specifically asked for your opinion.

Don't Be Emotional

Look for ways outside of the workplace to vent or blow off steam. Talk to your spouse or best friend. Start a workout routine. Do whatever you can to prevent any emotional outbursts while you are still an employee at your company.

Prepare Your Letter Of Resignation

This isn’t always required, but if so, keep it short, concise, and gracious. Don’t use this as the time to write down your laundry list of complainants. Get directly to the point on why you’re leaving and thank your employer for the opportunity that you have had under their management.

Create A Manual For Your Replacement

Don’t take this the wrong way, but your employer will survive without you. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be a period of chaos. You can make this transition easier by creating a manual for your replacement.It doesn’t have to be extensive. It could simply be an outline list that goes over your schedule, tips on how you handle responsibilities and any passwords that they’ll need. Sometimes a list of contacts that will be helpful to your replacement is a classy exit help.

Tie Up The Loose Ends

If possible, keep others informed about your decision — after you’ve told the boss directly, of course. And, make sure that you’ve tied up any loose ends. For example, if you were preparing someone’s taxes, make sure that you have them filed and not just handed over to someone else. Here’s another pointer, refer any clients or customers to a colleague that you trust and can vouch for.

Don't Be A Slacker

Just because you’re leaving a company doesn’t mean that you have the right to slack off. Until your last day, you’re still an employee that’s receiving a paycheck. Keep working your tail off and demonstrate to your past and future employers that you’re worth every cent you’ve been paid, or will be paid.

I sure do hope these tips help!

Yours truly

Sian Lindeque