How to hand in your notice.
You have had three interviews and been given a formal offer of employment sent to you by one of WRS Tech’s excellent consultants for your dream job with an exciting new company.
The only problem is telling your current boss and company that you are leaving them and handing them your notice.
This can be a very difficult thing to do for a number of reasons and it is a very important process to do well.
However hard you have worked, whatever you have achieved during your time with your company you will most likely be remembered for how you conduct yourself during the process of handing in your notice.
It is very important to remain professional and to attempt to create as much good will as possible. In today’s job market people move careers and you may well find your future career path determined by a former colleague who remembers how you have acquitted yourselves previously.
We recommend that as soon as you have a WRITTEN FORMAL OFFER of employment from you future employer that you want to accept, you should start to plan to hand in your notice. You should aim to hand in your notice with time to work your notice period to achieve the agreed start date.
We recommend that you hand in your notice in person and in writing to your boss (we recommend that you also keep a copy on file for future reference). It is the professional thing to do.
One of the trap falls of handing in your notice is if you’re soon to be ex employer makes a counter offer to attempt to change your mind and try and get you to stay. However tempting (or flattering) these offers are, we at WRS Tech we recommend that you politely refuse to discuss a counter offer and insist in giving notice to begin your new job with your new employer.
The reasons for this are two fold;
1. You have committed to a new employer
2. People who accept counter offers often leave the company 6 months later
At WRS Tech we have a “how to reject a counter offer guide” which is very useful and breaks down some of the common scenario’s.
When you physically hand in your notice it is important to remain positive about your job and the company you are leaving. Thank them for the time you have worked there and wish them the best of luck in the future.
It is important to remain positive and not engage in any negative discussions (however deserved you may think) – this is especially true of your former colleagues as well as employers.
You want to leave the company in the best light possible.
Each company and manager is different and requires a nuanced approach however WRS Tech’s consultants are experts and have helped many candidates go through this sometimes difficult process.
We toughly recommend talking through the resignation process with your recruitment consultant.
For career advice and discussion about your option ion the Marine and offshore technology fields please contact WRS Tech via 00442392596893 or firstname.lastname@example.org