College teaches you all about finding and keeping a job. But what do you do when you need to quit one?
Before you even write your letter of resignation or put in your notice, look at why you are considering leaving in the first place.
Quitting should be a last resort. If you think quitting is truly your only option, go over the consequences of quitting your job. It can take months to find a new job, especially with gaps on your resume.
If you have landed a new job and are looking to leave your current one, you should write a letter of resignation and put in a two- weeks notice.
A letter of resignation does not need to be specific — just the date you are leaving and when your resignation is effective. Be careful what you put in this letter; you do not want to burn any bridges because you never know when you will need a letter of recommendation. You are not obligated to tell your employer why you are quitting or where your new job is.
After you hand in your letter of resignation, it is important to remember to collect all of your belongings and return any company property.
Ultimately, even if the job you are leaving was the worst job you have ever had, you should leave professionally and on good terms. You should quit in person or at the very least by a letter. Quitting via text or email should be a last resort. It can be considered unprofessional and will negatively reflect on you.
You should never ghost your job by not showing up. Treat others how you would want to be treated— if you were a boss or manager, you would not want an employee leaving you high and dry.