Infographic: The right way to resign

Instead of cursing your colleagues and peeling out of the parking lot, keep it classy. Write a nice resignation letter, don’t leave projects undone, and consider offering an extra week’s notice.

There’s an art to quitting a job.

It’s a delicate balance between doing what’s right for you and doing right by your colleagues. You want to leave before you lose it and start roundhouse-kicking cubicles down, but it’s crucial to ensure your departure doesn’t place an onerous burden on co-workers or bosses. The timing, tenor and tone of your resignation must be pitch-perfect to avoid burning bridges.

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