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How to hand in your notice

Securing an exciting new job role is a fantastic feeling, but whilst the prospect of a higher salary and a more senior position should be celebrated, one thing that many people continue to struggle with is handing in their notice.

Approaching your manager to inform them that you’re leaving your current job role can feel daunting, and there are many different reasons for this. Perhaps you have a really great relationship with your manager and you’re nervous that they’ll take your decision personally. Or, maybe haven’t been in your current role for very long and you feel awkward for leaving so soon.

Whatever the circumstances, we understand how nerve-wracking handing your notice in can be, and we want to help. This needn’t be an unpleasant experience, and at some point or another, we all have to do it. Handing in your notice is a very normal and natural part of any person’s career, and a good manager will never make you feel bad for wanting to pursue a new opportunity.

Things to know when handing in your notice

Are you sure you want to leave?

First and foremost, before you confirm that you’re leaving, be sure that you are 100% happy with your decision to do so. An attractive salary, contemporary office space and a hybrid working policy are just a few of the reasons you might be drawn to a new job role – but you must be certain that the job itself is right for you, too.

If you truly love your current job and the thought of leaving makes you feel sad or nervous, it might be worth having a more informal chat with your manager before officially handing in your notice. After discussing the things that appeal most to you about this new opportunity, it is possible that your current employer will come back to you with a counter offer.

When a highly valued employee discloses that they are considering leaving the company they work for, their employer may wish to match or even succeed what the prospective employer is offering in a bid to persuade the employee to stay.
Questions to ask yourself before handing in your notice include ‘would I stay if they offered me more money?’, and ‘is there anything my current employer could offer me that would make me want to stay?’

Once you have made the decision to leave your current job role, you must write a letter to your manager explaining this.

What To Put In Your Resignation Letter

Your resignation letter will act as a formal confirmation that you are leaving your current job role to pursue pastures new. So, even though it’s highly likely you will explain this in person, a letter to support this is usually needed.
Your resignation letter needn’t be particularly long-winded, but you should always endeavour to end things on a positive note, even if you are unhappy in your current job role. Try to avoid saying anything unduly negative or likely to create tension – this can make things awkward, particularly if you have a lengthy notice period to work. So, always keep things light and bright.

It’s a good idea to thank your manager for the opportunity and if you choose to share your reasons for leaving, talk about the exciting new opportunity before you, as opposed to the things you weren’t happy with in your existing role.

And finally, be sure to state your last official working day, taking into account your contractual requirements. At this point, you may wish to express your willingness to support the team and wider business with anything that is needed moving forward. You aren’t obligated to do this, but your employer is sure to appreciate it.

How To Approach Your Manager

Approaching your manager can be one of the most challenging things when handing your notice in, but try not to get too
worked-up or anxious about it. Handing in your notice is perfectly normal and there’s no reason you should feel uncomfortable about it.

Typically speaking, the best way to approach your manager is to send an email requesting a meeting with them. If, however, you are part of a particularly small team or you have a close relationship with your manager, you may choose to mention that you’d like a chat with them in person, before sending a meeting invite. This decision is personal to you and there’s no right or wrong way to do it.

When To Have Your Resignation Meeting

There aren’t any hard and fast rules when it comes to the timing of your resignation meeting, but it’s still fairly important that you get it right. Generally speaking, it’s best to hand in your notice at the end of the working day, as it’s unlikely your manager will have any other meetings to attend at this time.

Arranging your meeting at this time will also allow both parties to go home, allow the dust to settle and return to work with a fresh perspective the next day. What’s more, as it can sometimes feel a little awkward after handing in your notice, doing the deed at the end of the day rather than at 9AM can help relieve any tension.

What To Say In Your Resignation Meeting

What you say in your resignation meeting with your manager will depend largely on the type of working relationship you have with them. Your meeting may be very brief, or it might become quite chatty and reminiscent. The most important thing is that you keep things friendly and professional at all times.

In most cases, you aren’t obligated to provide any details about your future opportunity. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

If your new employer is considered as a direct competitor of your existing employer, you will need to stipulate this in your resignation meeting. If this is the case, your current employer may decide to put you on gardening leave. Gardening leave is offered to employees that have accepted a new job role with a competitor business, and this basically requires the employee to leave the business immediately. The employee will still be paid for their notice period, but they will not work during this time.

What To Do After Your Resignation Meeting

Once your resignation meeting has ended, you may wish to follow things up with an email. You certainly aren’t required to do this, but sending an email to your manager to thank them for their time and ongoing support is a kind gesture that will go a long way.

If you’ve had issues with your manager in the past and you feel that the two of you aren’t parting on the best of terms, now is your opportunity to move on. Hold your head high and let go of any issues. At this point, your manager may still be asked to provide a reference for you, so it’s always a good idea to end things on a positive note.