After Working for One Month, How Do I Resign and Stay on Good Terms?

Your Corporate Black Girl

Dear Nikki, 

I am in my first full time job in my career. I have been here a month and a better opportunity/job offer has presented itself. How do I resign and stay on good terms?


Greenville, South Carolina


Ask yourself a few questions before you make the leap.... 

  • What indications do you have that make you sure this new opportunity will be better than your new role?

  • Does the new opportunity have growth potential?* This is key! (If you can't move UP at any firm, why even consider it?)

  • Is there more money?

  • Is the commute better? 

Do you know someone at the new job that can give you the low down on what being at that company is really like and can tell you "the REAL??" Every job has pros and cons, so the grass isn't ever greener, it just may take different skills to water, if you know what I mean.

If resigning from this job is the only option for you, after really considering your options, then you'll need to type up a resignation letter and give them at least 2 weeks lead time for your last day there.

As long as you leave with giving them ample notice of your departure, then you're leaving in good standing and are eligible for re-hire.

Nikki Davis

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