So how do you best exit a position without burning any of your professional bridges?
In terms of how to actually break the bad news to the relevant person, you’ll need to have a conversation with them face-to-face. (In other words, no, you can't slip your resignation letter under their door and then go and hide in the dispensary.) And while we are on the topic don’t even think of resigning via text message!!!
Have the face-to-face talk first, not letting anger or other emotions rule and follow up with a brief, courteous resignation letter.
You might be chomping at the bit to rise to your next challenge, but it’s important that you give your current employer ample notice so they can source and train a suitable replacement. Your employment contract will outline your required notice period.
Remember the experience you gained in this role has helped in directing you onto the next role, so don’t allow yourself to check out mentally after you resign - it’s vital to continue being a productive and valuable asset to your team and current employer right up until you clock off for the last time.
- as published in Pharmacy Daily as the Weekly Comment on 28 August 2017.