What’s the best way to resign from a job after accepting a job offer at a different company?

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Beware of the counter offer. I do not believe in them. It is rare that someone leaves just for the money. I would thank them for a great experience and then tell them you’ve had an offer you can’t refuse. Tell them you would love to stay in touch in the future. Never burn a bridge no matter how rickety it might be.

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Agreed. Counter offers are sometimes grudgingly given and then they are just prepping to be without you.

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Thank them for the opportunity with grace. Even if you have animosity. No bridge torching here. Set an example.

Let them go in the same manner you would appreciate.

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This answer definitely took into consideration the counter offer too. That is, you... NEVER take the counteroffer.

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My advice would be to write your letter/email and put a meeting in with your manager.
Verbally tell them that you are giving your notice and thank them for all that they have done and that you’re grateful for what you’ve learnt etc.
keep it polite and civil. You can choose to tell them some specifics of why you’re leaving if you want but you don’t have to. I wouldn’t get into any negatives but you can mention the new opportunity has given you an offer you can’t refuse.

Then after meeting, hit send on your email and make it official including your last day.

Your exit interview will allow you to share specifics around company and culture if you choose to share.

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Great input! HR really would like to know how your experience was and what made you leave. It can help them moving forward. Change is not always a bad thing. The place you are leaving may have been what helped you land your new job. You can exit with a grateful heart.

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Provide a written email to your supervisor who can then get the process of off boarding started. If some of the reasons around you leaving were due to company culture, ability to grow, leadership, etc. I think it’s important to provide constructive feedback during your exit interview, but that doesn’t need to be said in the resignation email. Providing insight on why you are leaving helps HR make more informed decisions on problem areas causing folx to leave.

Sample message:

“Hello [name],

I have decided to take another opportunity and am submitting my two weeks notice. I appreciate [name a few things you enjoyed or learned]. My last day is scheduled for [2 weeks out from time of email date ideally]. Let me know what next steps are thank you again. “

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Consider waiting for background check to come back before resigning. I’d do it by video meeting with camera on, personally.

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It does depend where you are!
In the US, 2 weeks notice is considered the standard courtesy. Background checks are usually quick, but there has been federal backlog.

Focus your reasons for taking the new job and avoid giving reasons for why you’re leaving until u do the exit interview. Thank them for hiring you and giving you the opportunity in the first place, always confirm in your resignation letter your leave date (more so for UK)

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Speak to your manager and be thankful for the opportunity and have a short sweet goodbye and that you would get things in order etc. If relationships with manager is too much drama, then speak to HR

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Communicate openly, thank them for the opportunity, leave in a manner that leaves the door open for future opportunities

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Video call or meet your manager in person to break the news. Talk about how grateful you are for the experience, how you want to stay in touch, etc.

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Be diplomatic and don't burn bridges!

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I’d also be really enthusiastic about the new gig; it cuts off any bitterness in the convo… if you are truly stoked for the role most people can’t help but be happy for you as well. It will also stop them from pursuing the counter offer thing.

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Inform your supervisor and provide them with a two-week notice. Thank them for the time, opportunity, and experience. Offer insight as to why you're accepting another role if they ask for an exit interview. And move forward to your new position without guilt.

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Meet with your manager in person or by video conference if not geographically possible to meet in person. Inform your manager you have accepted an offer from another company and let the manger know what will be your last day. Do this as soon as possible. Your manager will appreciate you telling them first and may have questions about your decision. Leave gracefully. I can think of a number of times employees have left with the attitude of “I’m never coming back” but years later they apply for a job at the company. People remember how you left.

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