Congratulations on securing your new position. Now, if you’re happy with all the terms stated in your job offer letter, and if you’re currently employed you’ll need to resign. The resignation is an important exercise, and is essential that it’s done in a professional manner.

You must always be positive. Remember, it is highly likely that future employers will use the company you’re leaving for a reference in the future.

  • Always confirm your resignation in writing, and thank your employer for the opportunity they have given you.
  • It is important to refer to your contract of employment or staff handbook and be aware of your notice period.
  • Whilst resigning, be professional and objective. Even if you didn’t get on with your manager, never use this meeting to settle a personal score. Whatever the relationship, it’s important that you’re mature in your approach and that the resignation meeting is completed smoothly.