With only 2.7% of government jobs in India, 97.3% people are working in organised or unorganized sector for their livelihood. The second most common issue people face now-a-days is how to quit your job in a best possible way. Whether from an MNC (multinational company) or a startup.
Millennial as well as working class of all ages in 21st century are facing this second most common issue of quitting their job in the best professional way possible, the first issue for any working professional is how to get a new and better job.
Out of 97% working people in private sector, only some of them are lucky to leave their their company without any ifs and buts.
Some of the most common reason for leaving the job is salary (salary hike, not getting salary on time, unknown salary deductions, PF contribution issue, insurance issue). Usually people wait for salary hike in the month of April (start of a financial year). In some companies there are two drives of salary hike as per hiring (April and October).
On the other hand,some company or startup give increment by the end of calendar year. If the increment does not happen as per employees experience and expectation, then they used to give resignation. Some of them think about the rules and regulations, but some employees give resignation without giving proper notice period or a valid reason.
Here are some ways to quit your job in the most professional way possible
Avoid gossip with your colleagues about your plans:
People used to do gossip in offices about their future plan and opportunities they are getting, like you got a nice offer with handsome hike in current salary package. This type of gossip should be avoided if someone really want to quit a company for whatever reason, because you don’t know there must be a spy in your gossip team to inform the manager about your plan. It will create a negative impact if you want continue in your current office.
Quit in person:
This is the most important thing one should take care of while leaving a job, quit in person. Don’t try to influence a group of people to leave the job with you. It will hamper the company, but it will also indicate that you are not mature enough and quitting your job under the influence of your colleague without a valid reason.
Give at least two weeks notice:
There are different terms and conditions of different employers as per their HR rules regarding notice period, but if you are in a hurry to leave the company give at least two weeks to your current company to hire a replacement because it will take time, write a two weeks notice letter and try to understand their needs also.
Train your replacement:
During the notice period, if the company want you to train your replacement. You should train him/her in the best possible way, as much as you can.
Write a goodbye email to your teammates:
When you are going to join a new firm, don’t forget to write a goodbye email to your teammates, which people don’t often do. We are bound to write an email to the reporting manager and HR but we should also think about our teammates and write a goodbye email to them, it will be add-on to your normal handshakes everyday.
Express gratitude toward your mentors:
You should express gratitude towards your mentors in your current company, for what you have learnt from them so far.
Don’t blast your manager, team, or the company:
Some people think to blast the manager or company for whatever reason. They want to ruin the image of the company or the manager they are working with, but it will also ruin your image. This is not the professional way of leaving a firm, whether it is an MNC or a startup.
Find a new job before leaving current employer:
The most important thing before quitting your job is finding a new job. You must be aware of the fact that it will take 3 days to 3 months to find a job of your choice. Suppose, if you are living in tier-1 city or a metro city where cost of living is so high and you don’t have your own money as a back up for at least 3 months then you must get a new job offer before leaving the current employer.
While leaving your current employer, build a good rapport with your boss and colleagues, it will help you in the long run.