You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience. I was looking to get your advice on something. My current company has been good to me—not amazing, but a good company to work for. Would love your input,. Congrats on the new job! This is an exciting time, especially because this change is something you wanted.
Here are the steps you should take. After some brief small talk, have your one sentence ready: He or she might ask you if you are interested in a counter offer , so decide before the meeting whether that's something you might entertain. Also, have the date in mind for your last day two weeks from when you put in your notice is customary , so you can provide it when asked.
End the meeting by thanking your boss for his or her guidance and time. I also always advocate shaking hands, regardless of how informal the office culture is.
Figure out next steps talking to HR? Keep the letter brief and professional. After that, you can tell other people as you see them. Spend the next two weeks planning for your departure and tying up loose ends. This will help your current boss to start the reassignment process, plus give you time to train others on your responsibilities.
Basically, be as helpful as possible. Finally, remember that this is not the time to share war stories of working at your current company or to loudly proclaim "This is what I won't miss! Remember to tell everyone how much you enjoyed working with them and how you hope to keep in touch in the future. Make sure to add your colleagues on LinkedIn or save their contact info before you go. Molly Beck is the author of career advice book Reach Out and the founder of the podcast creation site MessyBun.
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