When To Submit Your Letter Of Resignation

Updated : Sep 12, 2019 in Articles

When To Submit Your Letter Of Resignation


alright fam we are back and I am
Jennifer Tardy I’m your curvier success coach and in this video I’m going to
share with you when is the best time to put in your letter of resignation yes
this video is all about submitting your letter of resignation because now you’ve
gotten this new job and you’re trying to figure out when to tell your current
boss and make sure you stay tuned all the way through to the end of this video
because I have a couple of bonus items that I do want to discuss with you and
make sure that you know about all right so let’s jump right in so you’re at the
place now where you’ve gotten an offer from the new company and you’re trying
to figure out when do I let my current boss know one of the things that I
always say is make sure that you first understand two things one the
contingencies of your current offer of employment so if they say that they need
to do some checks on you some checks by way of your education check
certification check previous employment check criminal background check if they
have to do all of that before it all seals the deal then you may want to make
sure that everything is all done before you submit your letter of resignation
now if you know that nothing is going to come back by way of a criminal check or
a previous employment check or just anything that they’re checking on you
then you know go ahead and submit your letter of resignation but understand
that you’re doing it at your own risk I’ve done it both ways before I know
that nothing is going to come back but in the other hand sometimes I just want
to be safer than sorry so make sure that you understand the
contingencies of the offer letter some offers have no contingencies in the
moment that you signed that offer letter and submit it then that job is yours now
another thing that I want you to do prior to submitting your letter of
resignation make sure that you talk to someone
human resources so that you have a clearer understanding of what penalties
and we’ll call them penalties you have by leaving the company so this means
that I understand what happens to your benefits do your benefits get cut off on
that day does it get cut off at the end of that month how does that work if you
have any vacation time that’s left over how does that work is it a use it or
lose it policy meaning once you leave the company you can’t get paid out for
the for those vacation days so and there are other you know things like any
payback clauses maybe you’ve used the company’s tuition reimbursement program
and you have to be an employee for a certain period of time afterward
otherwise you have to pay money back so you just want to make sure that you know
about all of those things that may be penalties for you before you submit your
letter of resignation so once you have that cleared up once you understand your
contingencies and and one really really important thing make sure that you have
also gone through your email your your files whether they’re electronic files
with or hard copy files so that you already know and you already have saved
those items that you want to have saved and all of this needs to happen prior to
submitting your letter of resignation because you probably don’t know what’s
going to happen the moment that you tell your organization that you’re going to
leave there are some organizations that will ask you to leave that day some will
ask you to leave that moment some will allow you to submit a two-week
resignation or two week notice and that’s completely acceptable but you
want to be prepared and you want to set yourself up in a positive way
just in case any of these funny things happen to you now I mentioned that I
have another tip for you as well – towards the end now my tip for you is
it’s better to submit your resignation in person and even though you’re going
to ver we share with your manager that you are
submitting your letter of resignation and it’s effective this stage you also
want to follow up with a letter so a letter I typically put it in an envelope
but you don’t have to put yours in the envelope that you want to give to them
after you submit your letter of resignation and I also recommend that
you do with that morning too don’t wait around to the end of the day
because you’re just going to have your own anxiety around what could be first
thing in the morning allows your manager to be able to make
the right phone calls and plan and get back to you at the end of the day if
necessary so so like I said make sure you do it in the morning make sure you
do it in person and make sure that you follow up with an actual letter that you
give to them as well too so I hope that these tips helped you I congratulate you
for taking this chance on the next job opportunity but we want to make sure
that we’re smart in our transition as always if you like this video there are
plenty of other videos just making sure that you subscribe to our YouTube
channel or visit us on black career success back home as always I’m Jennifer
Tardy I’m your career success coach and I will see you back here again soon take
care

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