Resignation Letter Tips: How to Maintain Good Relationships

These resignation letter tips can help you maintain good relationships with previous employers.

In today's job market, that can be very important.

Writing a resignation letter is not as easy as most of us would expect it to be. You would think that you could just say, "Thanks for the paycheck" but it doesn't quite work like that.

If there is one thing you can be certain of, it is that burning your bridges behind you does not benefit anyone, so it is best to maintain good relationships with everyone for whom you have worked. There are a few reasons for doing this, too.

Resignation Letter Tips

First, not all reference checks or background checks are done prior to an employee starting a new job. If you have left a previous employer under unpleasant circumstances, you may not get the glowing report that you deserve when your past employers are contacted.

Second, when you quit one job and take another one, you never know how well you will like it. What if you were promised the world at your new employer, but they either stretched the truth or outright lied. There is a possibility that you might want to return to your previous employer. If you have maintained a good relationship, then getting your former job back might be an option.

More Resignation Letter Tips

Writing a resignation letter does not have to be complicated. You should give a minimum of two weeks notice whenever possible. If your new company needs you before the customary two week period, then state that in your resignation letter and specify the last day that you will be working.

Do not state the reason for your departure. There is no need for your current employer to know this.

Briefly thank the employer for the opportunity to work at the company and wish them success in their future ventures. If you want to state some of the things you learned while working there, you can, but it isn't necessary.

As with all employment records, proofread your letter to ensure there are no errors. This will be a part of your permanent file and you only want the best information available representing your work and abilities.

Hopefully, these resignation letter tips have provided you with some helpful information to make sure you maintain good relationships with your previous employers. You never know when that may come in handy.

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