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Don’t burn your bridges: resigning post-downturn

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25 November 2009

Don’t burn your bridges: resigning post-downturn


You’ve survived the recent economic turbulence relatively unscathed. Now you’re moving on to a new role. But consider how you leave, says recruiting experts Hays.

“The number of employed staff planning to change jobs is rising now the economy is stabilising ,” says Jason Walker, Managing Director of Hays in New Zealand. “Many of these candidates feel overworked and frustrated by a lack of career advancement this year. But a resignation is not the time to air grievances.

“Whether you like it or not, your reputation in your current role can play a factor in obtaining subsequent jobs,” warns Jason. “Even if you’ve already secured your next job, you’ll still need good references in future. So exit with professionalism.”

He suggests you discuss with your manager why you are leaving. “Focus on the opportunity to grow your skills and experience. It’s been a tough year for businesses, and your boss may be disappointed to lose a good staff member now the upturn is in sight. Acknowledge the hard work everyone has put in over the year, but explain you now need to focus on your career.

“Don’t use your resignation as an opportunity to air past grudges. You’ll only undo years of hard work. And don’t begrudge a lack of salary increase or bonus this year – it was likely the result of the broader economic environment – and your manager probably didn’t get one either.

“Let your boss decide how your clients and contacts will be informed. Don’t assume you can tell everyone immediately.

“In some organisations, your resignation letter is not received by your line manager. But it’s still a courtesy to inform your immediate manager in private and in person first.

“Finally, don’t expect your current employer to waive your notice period so you can start your new job earlier. By serving your notice period you can hand-over to the new recruit, which is a big help to a business preparing for the economic upturn.”

Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.


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