When I recently finished writing my third book, Expect Success! The Science Of The Over 50 Career Search, my Editor thanked me for the Step (My chapters are called “Steps”) on Resignations. She said that she was the “World’s Worst Resigner”. Based on my experience as an expert recruiter, my feeling is that she has plenty of company.

Did You Know Resignation Is A Process?

Some people feel that “I Quit!” is the best way to resign. It is direct. My suggestion is to consider that a manager’s last memory of you is how you departed their company.

The beginning of the Resignation Process begins when you make the commitment to leave your current employer. You have your reasons for leaving – Manager/Management, Money, Team Dysfunction, Company, Hours, No Room for Advancement, etc. Over the past forty years as a recruiter, I have heard many more reasons.

You begin your search, generally with some emotion (sadness or anger). Then you kick your networking into high gear. Interviews begin to appear on your horizon. Finally, you and a Manager decide that you have a new home to work. The offer is one that you accept, and you are becoming excited about starting with a new organization.

How Do I Resign?

My suggestion is to resign politely and positively. If you write a letter of resignation, there is less chance of an immediate negative reaction from your Manager.

In your letter, thank your Manager for the opportunity to work with them. Briefly discuss some of your professional growth. Then tell them that you accepted an offer with “another company.” You are excited about the opportunity for professional growth in this new position (no need to mention the company name). Then tell them your resignation date (give a 2 week notice). Assure the manager that you will transition any work to another team member. Thank them again for the opportunity to work with them.

Sometimes your resignation letter with trigger pressure to accept a counteroffer. Most times, all a counteroffer does is put a money Band-Aid on the larger reason you decided to leave. Consider that metrics demonstrate that 87% of all people who accept a counteroffer are gone in the year after accepting the counteroffer – many not by their choice. For more information on the dangers of accepting a Counteroffer, visit my website –

https://recruiterguy.com/searching-for-a-job/#counter-offer   Then count how many of the Manager/Executive Statements/Questions you hear.

Once you accept an offer, start with your new company when you committed to start. They will be excited to see you – and you will be excited to get started!

You Determine Your Fate With YOUR Attitudes And Actions

Do you feel the POWER you have within you in your search for a new Career? You have total control of your actions and your attitude. Do not give that Power to a naysayer. Act Confident and Optimistic while you execute your Career Search Strategy. Reach For YOUR Moon – your ideal new position in your ideal employer!

 Networking is the best practice to find a new career!  I wrote my books to duplicate my efforts to assist you in your search. My expert experience as both a Recruiter and Career Coach gives me a perspective few professionals have. My Salary Negotiation script solves that pain point for most career seekers. To accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Orderhttp://amzn.to/2D9w39f  My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new career in a nice, orderly fashion that follows your sales process.  According to a newspaper review, “It is refreshing to find an author who speaks With you and not At you!” It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.

If you feel the need for professional Career Coaching, my business has 3 different packages. I work closely with Professionals in all three packages. The primary difference is the time and personal requirements.

  1. The first package is the 2 meetings Introductory Package.  The 2 meetings cover the basics of a Career Search.
  2. The second package is the 6 month Gold Package. This package provides you with Career Search guidance and Career Coaching for your first months in your new position.
  3. The third package is the Titanium package. Call me for details on this package because it is tailored specifically for the individual.

My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee.  This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods.  Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates and authors outside of my field cannot see.

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Coming Soon, my third book on Finding A New CareerExpect Success!  The Science Of The Over 50 Career Search!  If you would like to buy a copy before its release, contact me at Bill@RecruiterGuy.com. The first copies will be available in early August.

Bill Humbert is available for Speaking, Talent Attraction Consulting, Career Transition Consulting, and Training contracts.

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