How To Resign With Style & Get An Awesome Reference

Resigning Can Be Challenging
The process of resigning and writing a letter of resignation can be quite stressful and intimidating since this is usually very emotionally charged.

Do Not Vent Any Grievances
The key to a successful resignation is to ensure that you do not transfer any of your negative emotions either verbally or in written from. Your objective is to keep it professional business like.

Your resignation letter should be drafted just like any other business letter. Your letter of resignation will be the final document (along with your exit interview notes) in your personnel file. Your resignation letter will be among the first documents looked at when a prospective future employer calls to confirm references or if you ever reapply.

Preserve Your Good Character & Reputation
Resigning the wrong way will "burn bridges" and will likely come back to haunt you in the future. It will most certainly lead to bad feelings between you and your employer, a bad reputation and even a bad reference.

Resigning the right way will contribute to your goodwill and continued success in your career and personal development. You will also be able to maintain good links with your colleagues - who may have a direct or indirect impact on your future career progress.

Considerations Before Resigning
Carefully clear your mind and have a reality check. Evaluate all your reasons for resigning before you decide conclusively. After you make up your mind, be consistent and stick to it. Here are a few points to consider: