Don’t forget the basics
Of course, you’ll be well aware of the contractual technicalities within your company. You’ll have an in-depth understanding of procedure, length of notice, and whether payment in lieu of notice (PILON) is offered. But be sure not to allow your familiarity of the procedure to affect your professionalism.
Depending on your level of seniority, you may have to hand your notice to a more senior board director or your CEO. But regardless of your position within your organisation, it is good practice to write a formal letter of resignation. This is widely considered to be more professional than discussing your decision personally, and will help to avoid confusion during the transitional period. Remember, depending on the size of your company, your team may be tasked with managing your own departure. So take time to ensure that the paperwork is completed and processed efficiently.