May 13, 2020 - 05:15 PM
It's not an end-of-the-world professional disaster to leave a job after such a short time, but it is something you should aim to avoid doing in the future. Situations like this sometimes occur when the job or the organization just aren't a good fit. In that case, the employer may be ready to see you go. No matter the situation – your boss is an ogre or the company culture is terrible – you need to remain totally professional when resigning.
Let's go back to something I mentioned early on – talking with your manager about your resignation. This should be done in person, if possible, and if not possible, do it on the phone. Do not text your resignation, as that looks unprofessional and immature. Once you have told your manager, then follow up with an official resignation letter detailing your exit plan (it can be in an email or as an attachment in an email).
While it may not be specifically required by the employer, always offer to give them two weeks and then do your job to the best of your ability until the day you depart. Remember that your colleagues and manager should now be part of your professional network – you never want to burn bridges and hurt your career because you left on bad terms.
Aug 16, 2018 - 02:05 PM