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You are going to quit your job,
but now you're wondering how do I quit my job in this video?
I'll break down the steps that you need to take to quit your job,
including how much notice to give your employer,
how to tell your boss you're quitting,
and what to say when you quit your job and how to write your letter of
resignation. It's all in here. So if you're ready,
click that like button and let's jump straight into it today.
The first thing that you need to know is you need to know when to quit.
This is one of the biggest questions that people have. Like literally,
when do you quit your job? How much notice do you need to get,
depending on where you live and the laws of the land, this may actually vary.
But in the US and Canada,
the standard really is to give two weeks notice.
If you're feeling generous, you can give a longer notice period.
On the other side, though, if you live in a state without will employment,
you can actually give no notice at all.
If you watch my video to help you figure out, if you should quit your job,
you already heard me talk about the fact that at some places,
as soon as you put in your resignation to quit your job,
that's going to be eight. You're going to be done. Ultimately,
what you should do right now is to take into consideration.
If there is any legal requirement, what the courtesy is,
how much notice you want to give, if there is any considerations,
and then you are going to set your quit date,
and then you're ready to move into step two,
which is keeping it on the down low. You've decided to quit your job.
Maybe you've already signed another offer.
And you're just waiting for your quit date to put in your letter of resignation.
And I know if you've been eager to move on, you were really excited,
but I cannot stress this enough.
Do not tell anyone.
No one in less than someone who actually acted as a reference
for you to get hired someone else,
even if they swear on their Netflix account and a
lifetime supply of fresh coffee, do not tell anyone.
Look, you don't want the fact that you are leaving
to become office gossip and for your boss to figure out
before you actually tell them, even if they are a complete jerk
and your exit from the company is directly because of them.
That is not the way that you should quit your job.
Your exit is going to be much more graceful.
And your professional reputation is going to be elevated when
you stick with the business etiquette on this one,
which brings me to step three, which is the pre meeting preparation.
Yes, you are going to put your resignation in a meeting.
And I'm going to come back to that in just a minute.
The reason is before that meeting, you need to have a few ducks.
in a row and quacking before you proceed. First,
you have to have the actual meeting on your calendar.
If you don't have a regular one-on-one with your boss already,
go ahead and ask them for time or put time on their calendar. Next,
you are going to prepare what you're going to say.
What are you going to tell your boss when you quit?
And if you're leaving a company that you love, this is going to be really hard.
There may even be tears involved and that's totally okay.
You might want to share the reason why you're leaving.
It might be a really good growth opportunity.
It may be because it's a fully remote job.
And that's a situation that you really want going forward.
Or maybe you actually just decided that you want to move city,
or perhaps another company just threw some bags of money at you.
And who's going to say no to that in general, whatever the reason
is you are going to pick a positive one and you are going to tell them,
this brings me to the nightmare boss.
If you have been daydreaming about your quit date,
so that you can tell your boss off, I need you to,
I can tell you one thing. It is not worth it.
No matter what you say to them, there is not going to be any impact.
You are not going to affect any change by telling your
nightmare manager that they ruined your life are causing the
team a whole bunch of stress and that they suck at what they do.
And there's something. When we talk about quitting jobs.
That I don't think gets enough attention. And that is who you are
when you are leaving,
says much more about you than it says about them.
the way that they treat you afterwards is much more reflective of them.
Then it having anything to actually do with you. Really,
what I'm saying is don't drop down to their level for a moment
of temporary satisfaction to go out in blaze of glory.
But I would like to know if you've ever fantasized about having
that conversation with your boss. If you have drop it in the comments below.
Now in the instance where you are quitting, because it's a toxic company,
or you have a bad boss,
you don't actually have to give them a reason why you're leaving,
but you might just want to have a really generic one lined up.
Something like saying an opportunity came my way.
I just couldn't say no to it is going to be something that makes them feel
Really honestly, Dodges you from having to answer the question thoroughly,
because ultimately you are leaving for a better opportunity
and it's not going to waste any of your time or their time having
a conversation that really isn't going to make a difference.
There is one more thing that you do need to have prepared
before you actually head into that meeting with your boss as well.
And that is your resignation letter. It can be written out.
It can be in an email, just make sure you do not click send.
And before the actual meeting, I know a lot of people feel really
lost on what to actually say in their resignation letter.
So if you see all the way to the end,
I'm getting a view of scripts that you can use in yours.
And now that you've done those three things that you are ready.
To move into step three,
which is to have the actual conversation to quit your job.
If you can have this conversation face to face or in a video call,
that is ideal. If it's not possible, though, no worries.
A phone call will do. If you feel nervous before the meeting,
or as the meeting kicks off, take a deep breath. It is totally normal.
Quitting your job is a major event after all.
What would be strange is if you had no energy and no feeling surrounding it,
if you are feeling these nerves or you're experiencing emotions around this,
you can actually just open up by acknowledging that in the conversation.
Saying something like, this is a really hard conversation for me to have.
Then you're going to say that you were putting in your
resignation notice if you're sharing your reason for leaving,
you're going to share it now.
And you're also going to express your gratitude in this meeting.
It may also be appropriate to start discussing something like
a transition plan in this meeting and any ideas that you bring
forward or even strategies that you already have in mind
is going to be greatly appreciated by your manager.
After all your boss might not actually be expecting it.
They might feel really blindsided at what's happening.
So they might not actually be ready yet.
If the tactical conversations surrounding your exit needs to
happen in another meeting, that is totally okay.
You want to be an excellent employee until the very end,
make sure that you communicate that and that you're willing to do
whatever you can to help the transition be successful.
And to minimize any disruption, let them know that your
resignation letter is ready, ask them if you should just email it
directly to them or hand it to them, or if there's other
people that should be included, or if there's anything specific
that needs to be included in your resignation letter.
And I know that as soon as I said that this needed to take place in person.
Some of you were wondering, Jennifer, is that really necessary?
I'm not going to force you to, of course I can't. I'm your internet friend.
But it is business etiquette.
And it is going to be the most graceful way for you to actually quit your job
and neglecting to do so is kind of a jerk move.
I know this because I made the jerk move in the past and
I can't even say that it was when I was early in my career.
And I cringe every time that I think of it.
My team had just been reorganized and I was reporting to a new manager
that I really had limited contact with. And quite frankly, when I resigned,
I acted like a child. I sent her my email notice
at the end of the business day, she was blindsided.
It's not a cool thing to do to someone at five o'clock.
And that was really,
really not cool of me because I did respect her as a person.
And I really liked her as a person. So really I put undue stress on her,
which was not fair of me. Don't make the mistake that I made.
Follow this process. I know it's uncomfortable.
I know it's easier to just send the email
and especially if you feel bad about quitting your job,
but it's the right thing to do. Now,
I know a ton of you that are subscribed to my channel are really,
really awesome. So step four is something that you need to be prepared for.
What are you going to do if they give you a counter offer?
When your boss knows exactly how incredible you are,
they actually may take some steps to try to retain you.
They may offer you more money, a better job title, their first child.
Okay, well, you don't want that one.
And hopefully they don't actually offer you that.
If you are someone who does receive a counter offer,
or you think that you might, I do want you to know that 90%
of people that do accept a counter offer end up leaving within 12 months.
Anyway, I have an entire video on that. I will link it down below.
You should definitely check it out. And finally, that brings us to step five,
which is to announce your departure.
And this is where you can start to tell your friends and your colleagues
at your company about your impending accent. If you have some friends at work,
key people that you work really closely with,
you might actually want to have this conversation
one-on-one before any big announcement actually goes out.
But otherwise, along with your boss, what you want to do is figure out how.
People are actually going to be told. Is it going to be announced
in the next team meeting? Will there be an email sent out?
Should you be the one to send the email, how this goes is different
and many companies so do ask for guidance before you send out
any all company announcements, letting everyone know that
you just quit your job and finally keep showing up and assuming
that they didn't tell you to pack up your desk and leave the building.
As soon as you did put in your resignation,
people are going to remember what you did and how you contribute
in your last days at the company.
That means if you are working through your two week notice
period or whatever notice period you went with,
don't be the person that shows up and slacks off every day and kind
of distracts everyone else from their work.
You want to leave on a high note after all.
You never know when you are going to end up boomeranging back
to that company or crossing paths with someone that you worked
with at that company at a different company in the future.
And now that you're in stage six of quitting your job, you're
probably ready for some resources to help you succeed at your new job.
If you are looking for those, I highly recommend you check on the strive squad,
my free Facebook community. I got a bunch for you there,
and I'd love to know after watching this, do you feel ready to quit your job?
Let me know in the comments down below. Oh, the template.
I almost forgot about the template. Oh,
thank goodness. I didn't. If you're quitting your job,
you need a resignation letter template and I'm going to put it up on screen
So you can actually screenshot that or you can follow the link in the
That's going to take you over to my blog,
where you can just copy and paste the text. Now,
if you're still in a place where you're not totally sure,
if you should quit your job,
I want you to go and check out this video right here.
It's going to help you make sure that you are making the
right decision as always thank you so much for watching.
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