How to quit your job: Our guide to resigning on the best terms

Richard quit his job. You don’t know Richard but play along, it’s a true story… His departure – when he didn’t have a role to go to – was the talk of the office. Richard worked for one of the world’s largest consultancy firms. His decision to go travelling for two years in the midst of important projects was generally considered career suicide – a crime he was willing to commit because he wasn’t planning on coming back. Fast forward two years and Richard had returned to the same company in a more senior role, earning more money. With a suntan. Why? Because he managed his departure with a touch of class – leaving his former bosses cursing the day he departed. The moral of the story? There’s nothing to be gained from burning your bridges. Leaving your job isn’t easy but you should always try to leave on the best possible terms. You never know what the future holds. Here’s a guide to ensure you do just that:- The important steps to remember when leaving a job Jobs for life are a thing of the past. In America, 91% of Millennials expect to stay in their job less than three years. Very often it’s how they behave in the last few weeks of their employment that will make or break the way the way their former colleagues perceive their time  at the company. Make sure you announce your departure to your boss in two ways. It’s good manners to speak to them face to face but you should also write a letter of resignation – something we can help you with – and...