#EngTips: How to Resign

Good evening, fellas! How’d your Monday go?

At some points in our life, be it after university or even after high school, there is this step called having a job.

When starting in a new job, we may feel excited and enthusiastic. But, over times, things change. What used to be motivating us to get up every morning became a boring routine. We’ll see that there is no new challenge or improvement. And so, we make up our mind and decide to resign. Have you ever resigned from a company before, fellas?

If you’re thinking of resigning from your current job, today’s session of #EngTips will provide you with some suggestions.

  1. Test the market. Before you resign, it’s necessary to see what the market expects from somebody in your position. If your possibly next job requires at least 2 year experience, while you have only a year and a half, you might need to slow down and postpone the plan. #EngTips
  2. Let your direct supervisor or manager be the first to know. It’s understandable that you might need to talk to somebody to seek advice. However, make sure that it’s somebody you can trust. If your supervisor or manager finds out from somebody else, he/she might feel you didn’t trust them. It can also make it seems like you didn’t have the courage to speak directly to your supervisor or manager. #EngTips
  3. Submit your resignation with a formal letter, at least 30 days prior to your last day. It is recommended that the letter is in printed form, although you can also submit it via email, depending on the common practice in your office. Avoid writing about the problems or conflicts that lead to your resignation (if any). Focus instead on the positive values you have gained from working in the company, possibly the friendship, the opportunities, or your personal achievement. The minimum 30 day requirement can vary from one company to another. Some places might require more days, depending on your initial agreement (contract) with the company. #EngTips
  1. When you decide to break the news, start first with your team, or coworkers whose work is directly related to yours. It’s possible that you need to delegate the job to one of your colleagues. In that case, inform him or her on everything you know about the job, including the hardest or trickiest part. #EngTips
  2. Act normal and do your best. Leaving the company soon does not mean you can neglect your assignments and responsibilities. #EngTips
  3. What to do if your employer wants to hold you back, with promises of raise or promotion? Well, let’s go back to the very reason of your resignation. If a new challenge in a form of promotion or different position is something you would prefer over having to adapt to a new working environment, then you should stay. #EngTips
  4. On your last day, it’s recommended to say bye to all staffs and possibly ask for their contact details if you haven’t had it yet, be it emails or mobile number. Good networking can always give you a hand, especially if you decide to move to another company in the same business field. #EngTips

That’s it for today’s #EngTips! Hopefully it can be of any help. If you miss it, be sure to check the recap later in our website, www.englishtips4u.com.

I have to say goodbye for now! Thank you for your attention. Have a great week, fellas!


Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 30 November, 2015.

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