Leadership Tip

How to resign with dignity

Boris Johnson's resignation is a reminder that no job is forever. And leading up to his inevitable decision, Johnson has also reminded us that there’s a lot to be said for leaving a job with dignity. In fact, leaving gracefully and behaving well on your way out can enhance your career prospects and bring opportunities your way in the future. So, how do you do it?

  1. Be transparent about the fact that you’re considering moving on, if you feel comfortable having this conversation.
  2. Get involved with succession planning, as this demonstrates a level of maturity and understanding in terms of the impact that leaving a job can have.
  3. Continue the job to the best of your ability until you leave and outline what you'd like to achieve in your notice period.
  4. Take a break in between jobs, if you can, as this can make it easier to keep performing in your current role before leaving.
  5. Make time to develop your network of contacts before leaving. This could lead to a former manager becoming a future mentor, for example

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