Candidate Services

Resigning Gracefully

Congratulations! You've landed the job! Now you are faced with the delicate challenge of resigning and saying good-bye to friends and colleagues without burning any bridges.

Your FCR Search Consultant or Account Executive will help draft your resignation letter. Then, make an appointment with your manager to respectfully explain your decision. Your manager needs to hear that the decision is firm and final and that you are committed to the new employer. Express appreciation for the opportunities that the employer has given you.

Be careful not to get lured into any discussions other than your resignation. While the employer will want to discuss how to handle your final weeks and the transition of current responsibilities and projects, those items should be discussed after the resignation otherwise the employer will use them to introduce the counter offer.