Parting on good terms
It's important to resign from your job on good terms in order to build credibility throughout your career. In an article, SEEK states "You might need that organisation to be a reference for you in the future, and you never know who else they might speak to in the broader market. If you leave on a good note, six months down the track people would say you did a great job, you left on the right terms, and if you want to come back they would hire you tomorrow."
Even if you're leaving a job due to a toxic work environment or bad leadership, it's important that you leave on good terms and avoid burning bridges. Rebecca Knight at Harvard Business Review advises that you:
What steps should you take when resigning?
It can be difficult to know what steps you should take when you want to resign. The editorial team at Indeed provide some tips to help you resign from your role on good terms.
How much notice do you need to give?
When planning your resignation, you should review your contract to ensure you understand your entitlements and obligations. One important obligation you should keep in mind is your notice period.
Your notice period will start the day after you let employer know you wish to resign and will end on the last day of your employment. Your award, agreement or employment contract may set out how much notice is required. If your contract doesn't mention your notice period, or if you don't have a written contract, you may simply be required to give the employer reasonable notice.
You can find out more about notice period requirements by visiting the Fair Work Ombudsman website.
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