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Week 11: Two Week's Notice and
Plan For Excellence

How To Give a Two Weeks Notice

Video Time: 4 Minutes       Action Time: 30 Minutes – 3 Hours

1

Type a written notice to hand to your supervisor.
Always do this! This is important because it leaves a paper trail. Make sure you include the current date and your official end time which will be two weeks from the date you are notifying them. Thank them for your time and everything you’ve learned, talk about the things that you have enjoyed about the company, wish them well, and sign it. Stay positive in the letter.

 

2

Email your supervisor and HR a digital copy of your resignation letter right before you go in to see your supervisor. 
Why? Again, documentation.

 

1

Type a written notice to hand to your supervisor.
Always do this! This is important because it leaves a paper trail. Make sure you include the current date and your official end time which will be two weeks from the date you are notifying them. Thank them for your time and everything you’ve learned, talk about the things that you have enjoyed about the company, wish them well, and sign it. Stay positive in the letter.

 

2

Email your supervisor and HR a digital copy of your resignation letter right before you go in to see your supervisor. 
Why? Again, documentation.

 

3

Hand your supervisor a physical copy of your resignation letter.
Be polite in your conversation when you notify them that you will be putting in your two weeks.

 

4

Don’t let other people’s emotions determine your success.
During this time emotions may arise. They may express anger in you leaving, but be confident in your decision. Stay calm, cool, and collected. If you follow these steps you are doing nothing wrong and are showing every courtesy to your company.

 

3

Hand your supervisor a physical copy of your resignation letter.
Be polite in your conversation when you notify them that you will be putting in your two weeks.

 

4

Don’t let other people’s emotions determine your success.
During this time emotions may arise. They may express anger in you leaving, but be confident in your decision. Stay calm, cool, and collected. If you follow these steps you are doing nothing wrong and are showing every courtesy to your company.

 

5

Consider any counter offers.
You may receive a counter offer from your current employer. If you do, get in writing what you want and what you need in order to stay. Consider all the variables and make a decision based on what is best for you and your career.

 

6

If you feel comfortable, give feedback to your supervisor or to HR. 
Maybe you are leaving because you felt a certain level of discrimination or felt that it was a negative work environment. If so, you can let them know how or if you don’t feel comfortable telling them now then tell them after your last day of work. This will help better not only the company but also the world. An accepting and inclusive utopia is built little by little through learning and experimentation. If you’re comfortable, help your company take the next step.

 

5

Consider any counter offers.
You may receive a counter offer from your current employer. If you do, get in writing what you want and what you need in order to stay. Consider all the variables and make a decision based on what is best for you and your career.

 

6

If you feel comfortable, give feedback to your supervisor or to HR. 
Maybe you are leaving because you felt a certain level of discrimination or felt that it was a negative work environment. If so, you can let them know how or if you don’t feel comfortable telling them now then tell them after your last day of work. This will help better not only the company but also the world. An accepting and inclusive utopia is built little by little through learning and experimentation. If you’re comfortable, help your company take the next step.

 

Check out the next episode on ‘Plan for Excellence’. See you there!