Do this After Resigning Your Job

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If last night you finally decided to Resigning your job , be it due to the toxic environment, a better offer or something personal, you must know that there are a few things you must do after resigning from your job.
However, unfortunately, after resigning from their the least of efforts as well as forget the essentials that can contribute a lot to their future journey.
Feeling curious enough?

Let’s dive into the topic and know how those 7 things can fuel up your journey post resigning from your job.

Once You Resign from Your Job You Must:

When you quit your job, you must receive certain documents that need to                                       be provided by your employer .

1.   Express Gratitude to the Officials :

It is very important to express how grateful you are to the top management as well as human resources. Try to communicate with them face to face and tell them what you have learnt in this organization so far and how these lessons will contribute to your career.

Many employees do not feel the need for this, which may be due to the unresponsiveness from the company or bad experience, but once you have decided to resign, it is important not to lose the professionalism during notice period too.

It will help you in future recommendations as well as you would have made a good impact on them before you leave your job.

2.  Ask for Recommendations and Endorsements :

It is very important to ask for a recommendation letter as well as bring endorsements on LinkedIn, it does not only bring evidence for your next jobs about your latest experiences, but you also get a chance to get constructive feedback from your organization.

It is one of the most important processes to get your relevance and claim on your experience that will contribute to your next job.

Hence, try to utilize your notice period and ask for the value you truly deserve.

3.  Have a Formal Exit Interview :

It is nowadays common in organizations when they ask you to have a formal exit interview to have feedback from both sides and it also promotes a good environment within the organization as the employees feel respected for their decisions.

Also, this technique impacts the goodwill of the organization as the employees who tend to leave their jobs feel positive and do not tend to blame the organization’s environment and culture for leaving the job.

Also, try to create a conversation out of this, by asking cross questions positively. You can ask the following questions:

  §  Did you ever feel something I lacked that impacted our project?

  §  According to you what skill I should work on?

  §  Did my work reach up to your expectations?

4.  Update Your Status and Bring it to LinkedIn :

After you leave your job it is very important to utilize the time to make the necessary changes in your LinkedIn, as in 2024, employers are likely to check the LinkedIn first and the qualification after that.

It is not rigid, but it’s a platform that brings opportunity to build a personal brand at your doorstep. Hence, do not forget to leverage it and get your first impression automated.

Here are the things you can do on your profile:

  • Create a post mentioning your colleagues, company and manager and share the experience you have gained.
  • Change the settings to ‘open to work’.
  • Add the endorsements.
  • Build networks with people connected with your interested companies.
  • And do not do mass apply but selective ones, with follow-up through e-mail.

5. Create a Plan for Your Next Job :

After resigning from your job It is very important to create a clear roadmap for your next step towards a career, be aware of the role you want to invest your time in as an employee, what are your leanings and what you want to learn now.

What should be your ideal expected salary after analyzing your current CTC as well as in what range you should exist in the next job?

It is also important to analyze what designation you deserve now, after all these years of experience, and what additional skills you need to learn.

According to all these factors, it is important to reflect it through your brand or LinkedIn posts, to get your trust built.


6. Get Yourself Subscribed to Current Trends :

Once you resign from your job, another thing that you should keep in mind is that it is important to keep yourself updated with the industry trends.

Hence, do not delay in utilizing free resources like newsletters, YouTube channels, and LinkedIn to get real-time updates.

It not only increases the possibility of catching greater opportunities but also brings out the best in you during your future interviews.


7.  Deal with Your Habitual Mind :

With time, our mind becomes habitual to the environment we spend more than half of the day. So it becomes important to retrieve the habit and work for self-improvement.

This can be done by fixing our sleep cycle and giving a try to new habits like journaling, reading or meditation. You can also work on some habits that can be your new therapy like cooking, making video blogs, etc.

Make sure, before you join a new team, that you have joined a healthy lifestyle already.

Also remember to make sure the below pointers after resigning from your job:

–   Don’t tell anyone in the office about your job during the notice period :

It is important to maintain confidentiality about your new job. In a lot of cases it has been affected due to office politics or many people might get influenced to do the same which brings you in great trouble.

Hence, it is important to respect your future offer and do not turn it into an obstacle during your notice period.

– Don’t end things on a bad note :

No matter how much you have been affected it is important to respect the place you are currently in and work as the place demands. Moreover, ending things on a bad note may also affect your future through negative feedback and getting no recommendations. Due to this people might doubt your relevance and honest . 


–  Don’t accept the counter offers after resigning from your job :

Another thing that most employees fall into is when companies give them a counteroffer and they accept it. This not only shows disrespect for the opportunity but also reflects your personality as a dishonest person and also shows your weak commitment skills which can have a bad impact on your career and position at the organization.

Hence, in this situation, it is important to remind yourself that material achievements are important but seeking out of your comfort zone and embracing new opportunities is the ultimate goal .

– Don’t ignore emergency funds :

Make sure to draw a plan to create emergency funds until you grab the new opportunity. Also, keep in mind that emergency funds do not mean to invest only, instead, they focus more on liquidity, hence make sure you have it in the form of cash, and fixed deposits as well as deposits.

There are various free resources online that can educate you about the same.

“An emergency fund is not less than a friend in need.”

– Don’t represent your office as negative during your job interview:

Normally, you might resign due to the environment or inside politics but directly blaming them in your interviews is not less than digging the hole for yourself. Hence it is important to make yourself familiar with considerable answers that sound honest as well as respectful too.

If you do blame your company directly, it can lead to the following effects:

  • They might think that you are disloyal to the workspace; hence the same can happen with them too.
  • It also reflects that you have a complaining nature, and working with you might take a lot of energy.
  • It also can put a bad impression on the company about your problem-solving and communication skills.

But another concern is, if we can’t be too honest then how to manipulate the answer without being dishonest ? 

So, for this it is important to know the symptoms:

* Insecurity among employees
* No improvement in skills
* Toxic environment

* No motivation or increment
* Fewer opportunities
* Focus on competition rather than teamwork

Hence, it is important to frame your answers correctly and concerning personal interest rather than dragging your previous workspace and facing the effects.


 Hence, this is how you can utilize your notice period and take your journey after resigning from your job without any stress. However, these are not the only pointers that one must follow, but yes these can contribute a lot to your convenience and future.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What should I do after my resignation?

Ans : Once you resign, it is important to start with minor steps like updating your resume, upskilling yourself and completing the projects you started. It shows your commitment to your workplace.

Should I do my work during the notice period?

Ans : Yes, it is said that people should not take their work seriously but it is important to complete your projects and communicate to HR and top-level management, to finally end your journey on a good note.

Shall I accept the counteroffer from my previous job?

Ans : No, it does not only reflect you as easygoing and money-minded but somewhere you are also disrespecting the opportunities provided to you.

How I can be qualified for better designation after resigning from my job?

Ans : First of all, you must learn to present your experience in a way that naturally fits in for the job you aspire to.  Job descriptions, company services and other resources will help you with it. Another thing you should do is to upskill yourself and follow the free resources that can help you to educate about the trends.

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