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tips for leaving your current job

If you’re planning on leaving your current job in order to begin finding a senior level position in the supply chain, then you’re going to want to do so tactfully. The way you leave a job is important – leave a bad impression and the way you left can catch up to you. You may be applying for a job years down the line only to find that the employer interviewing candidates was your boss when you unceremoniously quit.

The following are a few tips to help you leave your job on good terms:

  • Speak with your boss in person – Although HR will require a formal letter of resignation, you should make sure to talk to your boss in person. Try to schedule 15 minutes in the beginning of the day in order to inform him or her of your resignation. Be polite and professional and make sure you’re not rude, even if you didn’t get along with your boss.
  • Keep your resignation letter simple – Your letter doesn’t need to be an essay detailing your time at the company and why you chose to leave. Write it so that it is straight forward. The only things you need to include are your name, position and a statement that says you are resigning. Feel free to add a short additional sentiment, such as that you enjoyed working there.
  • Be positive – Don’t air any grievances that you may have had with your boss. Not only will this make you look bad amongst the higher ups – which could put future job pursuits in jeopardy – but you’ll burn bridges with your coworkers too. They’ll look at you as being immature and won’t want to help you out if you come to them in the future.
  • Don’t get too personal – You don’t need to say goodbyes to everyone around the office in person. There’s no need for emotional farewells. Send personalized thank you notes instead.

Use these tips to leave your job gracefully. Be sure to contact us at Optimal SCR for help finding a senior level position in the supply chain today.

Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson was born and raised in New York City, and graduated with a B.A. degree in Management from the City University of New York. For 10 years, Don managed Operations and Supply Chain departments for consumer products companies. He then turned his attention to supply chain recruiting and for the past 27 years, has specialized in recruiting and placing supply chain executives throughout North America. Don is certified by the National Association of Personnel Consultants. He was a Partner at Hunt Ltd., and more recently was the Founder and Managing Partner of LogiPros LLC, a logistics recruiting firm. Don is a regular contributor of topical human resource articles for DC Velocity magazine, the CSCMP Supply Chain Comment, and The WERCSheet, published by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He is Past President of the NY/NJ/CT chapter of WERC

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