How to Resign on Short Notice

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great news you got the job now all you

have to do is give your two weeks notice

right well hang on a second it turns out

that it's your new company's busiest

time and they can't wait that long

they need you now it's a tough spot to

find yourself in so how can you keep

your new job and still leave your old

one on good terms first think about how

essential it is to your current role to

give at least two weeks if you're in a

sales position your manager may be glad

to get you out sooner on the other hand

if you're an engineer who does something

that nobody else in the company can it's

a different story if leaving your old

job without two weeks notice will leave

them in a tough spot you need to spend

some serious time thinking about your

decision how sure are you that the new

job is a great fit and what does it say

about your new boss that he won't allow

you to give your old company the

standard courtesy there's one thing you

can count on if you leave your old

company hanging and the new job doesn't

work out they are not going to be in a

big hurry to take you back so don't make

that part of your plan before you say

anything to your current boss try

talking to your new one let them know

how much you appreciate the opportunity

but that your employer has been good to

you and you can't leave them high and

dry make sure to tell them that if they

still want you on board

you'd extend them the same courtesy if

it's a job worth taking chances are

they'll come around and by the way it

may be more efficient for them to wait

for you than to search for a new

candidate to replace you if the talk

doesn't work out and you do decide to

give your company less than two weeks

notice go out of your way to try to help

with a smooth transition maybe you can

work nights or weekends for a little

while maybe your new manager will

concede at least a few afternoons for

you to come back and train your

replacement if they're having trouble

filling the spot spend some time working

your own network to see if you can do

anything to help in the recruiting

process it's important to remember that

you're not just leaving your manager in

a jam but you're putting your co-workers

in a tough spot as well they'll likely

have to work hard to pick up the slack

so the more detailed information you can

leave behind the better and when all

else fails surprise your old team with

some pizza to help them through the

transition it may not help as much as

you being there but they'll appreciate

the sentiment

I'm Linda Martin for the job Channel