02/07/2022

Are you joining the great resignation? 6 tips to help you on your way.

Drake Editorial

With the great resignation on the tips of everyone’s lips, there are many now considering pastures anew.

But, before you take the plunge, it might be worth asking yourself, what is the real reason you want to resign? Because, although sometimes the grass is greener, you need to make sure it isn’t just AstroTurf, before you leap into the neighbour’s garden!

Do you want to resign, or do you just want a change? Perhaps you desire flexible working conditions, are seeking a new challenge, more responsibility, or part time hours?  Whatever it is you crave, it would be worthwhile discussing this with your manager or company. In today’s competitive environment, organisations are more likely to meet your requirements if it means retaining a valuable employee.

But, if you truly want to resign from your job, there are some important things you should know:

  1. Many recruitment companies offer complementary and confidential advice on how to make the most out of your resume. Click here to have a resume audit with a Drake consultant
  2. Soft skills are your personal attributes and can be just as important as your “hard skills”(read more about the importance of soft skills here) Communication, problem solving and adaptability are all examples of soft skills, and your soft skills should help shape your decision of where or what to do next. Take some time to reflect and understand your strengths.
  3. According to various estimates up to 80% of jobs are never even advertised and there is often a lot of opportunity in the hidden job market. Speak to real industry experts and get practical advice about what exactly is going on in the market. Click here for a confidential discussion about your industry.
  4. Your network is your net-worth! There is a good chance that someone in your network may have the perfect opportunity for you or can give you valuable insights into potential job roles.
  5. If you have been offered a new job, research the company thoroughly before you accept an offer. Culture has a huge impact on employees and their level of satisfaction at work.
  6. Fail to plan, plan to fail. Before you resign, ensure you have your next step taken care of, and have your employment contract signed and start date confirmed.

For a completely confidential discussion about current opportunities, give us a call on 13 14 48 we have expert consultants who can give you practical advice on how to resign, and we may even have the job opportunity you are looking for!

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