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6 Steps to Resigning Your Job | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1452. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the six steps to take to resign your job properly.

Summary

When you resign your job, it needs to be done properly and done in a good way so as not to inconvenience your boss, your previous firm AND, most importantly from your vantage point, to keep this person is a reference and not have them sabotage you in the future.

The way to do it is (1) get your offer letter in writing from the new employer. Without that, you don't have legal protection.

2. Meet with your boss and try to do it on Friday, or Friday afternoon. As soon as you said the magic words, "Can I see you for a minute," they know what is coming. That's the proper way to do it. You do it in person; you don't just send them an email. Make time to meet with them on Friday afternoon. If they're not in, for whatever the reason is, do it Monday morning 1st thing . So when they come in. having been out that Friday, Monday morning 1st thing, "Can I see you for a moment?"

3. Give 2 weeks notice. No matter what they say, no amount of time is going to be good from their vantage point. Your new employer needs you and wants you within 2 weeks. Give 2 weeks notice. When they start begging you, "Can you make it 6 weeks? " Or a month. Or 3 weeks. "My new firm needs me there. If you need me to do some after-hours work or take some calls after hours, I would be happy to do that. However, I need to give 2 weeks notice."

4. A simple resignation letter. It shouldn't go into all sorts of onerous things. It might simply be, "I have decided to resign my position with (put in the name of the company) and accept the new position. My last date of employment will be such and such. ." You are being very clear when you're going into the resignation, you are going to hand in a letter, so is there, handed to them. "Thank you for the opportunity to work for you. I have learned a lot here, but I have decided to accept another position." That's it. Sweet and simple. "Very truly yours."

5. When you are asked why you are changing jobs, saying absolutely nothing that is critical. They know the problems that you have had, but instead, point to the opportunity going forward.

"I have been very happy here. I have learned a lot. " If you haven't been happy, it is been obvious to them. "I have an opportunity here to leverage my experience and learn even more. Just it would be a great choice.

6. If they decide to extend the counteroffer to you, in many situations, counteroffers are very tempting. After all, suddenly they are going to go, "Hey! I know you are worth $125,000 today, this afternoon, you are now worth $145,000! Isn't that great!" Accepting a counteroffer doesn't do anything to remedy the other things that were problematic for you with the job. If anything, it suggests they think they can buy you. Although they will promise to change those things, eventually, what starts to happen is they will backslide into old behavior patterns.

Please don't misunderstand this analogy. I think it is a valid one. I'm not trying to be hurtful to those who experience this. In the case for spouses been abused or partner has been abused by a dominant person in the house, there is always that promise. "I won't do that again. I promise." Unfortunately, in way too many situations, the promises just hot air. The old behavior returns.

The same thing exists when they promised to changing how they manage you, what your work is going to be like; maybe for a little while. It will change. But, invariably, there is a backslide that occurs.

It's very very rare that I encourage people to take a counteroffer. So I will say it again – – don't really consider a counteroffer unless you are shocked by something that they do other than the money.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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Quitting | Career Angles

Whether in your personal life or professional life, quitting is often seen badly. You and others often see it as YOUR failure. You couldn’t figure out the tight way to get your ideas across. You didn’t see that they were right.

Worst of all, you gave up.

Giving up is seen and felt like YOU surrendered.

I have quit several times including quitting businesses I have owned and relationships I have been in.

Sometimes when I quit, I decided I didn’t care enough. Sometimes, it was admitting to myself that my love was not enough. Sometime, it was the right thing to do.

Before you quit, ask yourself, why?

And then, “Why is this a problem for me?”

And then, “Why is this a problem for me?”

And then, “Why is this a problem for me?”

Get past the story to the truth of it for you so you can see if you are making excuses or doing it for the right reason.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2018

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Ask Me Anything About Job Hunting | JobSearchTV.com


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Today, I answer 6 questions from people:
Should I Tell The Interviewer That I Already Have A Job Offer?

How do find a job in America if I am from outside of the US?

How should I show a job in my family’s business on my resume?

What are some of the best career objectives written in a resume?

What are some of the most common mistakes people make in job interviews? How can these mistakes be avoided?

Is it bad to quit your job when you have nothing else lined up already?

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

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JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

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When Your Current Employer Wants More Than Two Weeks Notice | JobSearchTV.com


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains how to respond when your current manager asks for more than two weeks notice.

Summary

I want to talk with you about those instances when you are giving you notice in your current employer turns around and says, "No! No! No! Not two weeks notice. We need four, six, eight weeks notice two months notice! Two years notice!" Whatever it is, it's more than two weeks.

Here's how you respond to it. I want to understand that the reason you doing this is that if you agreed to their unreasonable request (and it is an unreasonable request), it has an impact on your relationship with your future employer. That's where you are going to be for the next period of your life, not with your former employer.

You just very simply respond by saying, "I understand your concern. I want you to know that I'm very prepared to do over time in order to ensure that this is a smooth transition. I given a commitment to my future employer on a particular date. My commitments are important to me; it's important to them as well and I'm going to be there on that date."

"If you need me to work overtime or participate in the interviewing for my replacement and assist with the hand off , I can take phone calls, not a ridiculous number of phone calls but I can take a phone call or two when my new job and will be happy to answer the new person's questions. However, again, I need to be there on this particular date."

If you work for big or midsized company, you don't have to worry about this, because sometimes we work for a small firm or the owner is very hands-on you, may have to contend with an owner who says, "What! If you feel that way, get out of here now!" And they throw you out of your job now. If that happens, they obviously didn't need you for more than two weeks, right? If you want to start sooner at your next employer you can contact them and say, "The person I was working for decided it would be better if I left now and I would like to join sooner."

"Why did they feel that way?"

"They had an emotional tantrum when I gave them two weeks notice and they asked for four and I said I'm going to keep my commitment."

That reinforces an ethical quality in the mind of the next employer in you.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complementary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

How Can I Quit a New First Job? | JobSearchRadio.com


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http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/03/29/how-can-i-quit-a-new-first-job/

I just started a couple weeks ago, but I have been offered a better job. How can I quit this job without hard feelings from my boss? I promised her I would work holidays and now I feel really flaky to just quit…This is my first job so I am really inexperienced.

Summary

The question for today is, "How can I gracefully with a new 1st job?  I just started a few weeks ago and have been offered a better job.  How can I quit this job without hard feelings from my boss?  I promised her I would work holidays and now I feel really flaky quitting. This is my 1st job  and I am really inexperienced. This happens quite often for beginners.  This is not the 1st time I proceed to question like this from someone and I decide to answer this

You cannot control your boss's reaction.  Your boss is going to react if she reacts and is nothing to do with you.

How can you minimize it?  
With sincerity.

You can walk into your boss's office and say, "Can I see you for a few minutes on Friday afternoon?"  Sit down with her and say, "I'm not sure how to do this well, so I apologize and I am quitting my job.  A dream position I interviewed for before has come through, something I have always wanted to do.  I cannot let go by.  I'm giving you my notice and my last day of employment will be at the end of this week, next week, whenever it is."

You are supposed to give 2 weeks notice, but if your employer needs you there sooner, then, you have to do it.  If yours, if your boss responds with anger or upset, loudness (WHAT!)  And some sort of barking at you, just take it.  Don't respond.  Listen to it.

If she demands answers from you, "Listen, I understand that you are upset. I can't let this go by; I am 22 years old.  I don't want to wake up when I was 52 and wondering what I should have done when I was 22 and wondering whether I made the right choice.  This is what I've always wanted to do.  It came in like a bolt out of the blue.  I interviewed for this months before we talked  and now it's here.  I didn't expect it ever to arrive when they called me."

"They should have told you sooner!"
"I agree.  Unfortunately, they were not ready to do that.  Now that they have, I'm going to be following up and taking the job offer. I'm so sorry if this catches you short but this really surprised the heck out of me. As I said, my last day is going to be" 

and you tell her the data again. Hand her a letter of resignation at that time. Don't quit until you have an offer letter in hand from your new employer.

Go out there and be spectacular during your last few days with this firm. It's distressing, I know, but you have to take it because you are upsetting them. Let them have their upset. Don't take anything personally. You made a choice. It was the right choice for you. It has an impact on them. AND you will probably never see these folks again.

Good luck in your new job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

How Can I Quit a New First Job? | JobSearchRadio.com


Listen to the full episode here:
http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2018/03/29/how-can-i-quit-a-new-first-job/

I just started a couple weeks ago, but I have been offered a better job. How can I quit this job without hard feelings from my boss? I promised her I would work holidays and now I feel really flaky to just quit…This is my first job so I am really inexperienced.

Summary

The question for today is, "How can I gracefully with a new 1st job?  I just started a few weeks ago and have been offered a better job.  How can I quit this job without hard feelings from my boss?  I promised her I would work holidays and now I feel really flaky quitting. This is my 1st job  and I am really inexperienced. This happens quite often for beginners.  This is not the 1st time I proceed to question like this from someone and I decide to answer this

You cannot control your boss's reaction.  Your boss is going to react if she reacts and is nothing to do with you.

How can you minimize it?  
With sincerity.

You can walk into your boss's office and say, "Can I see you for a few minutes on Friday afternoon?"  Sit down with her and say, "I'm not sure how to do this well, so I apologize and I am quitting my job.  A dream position I interviewed for before has come through, something I have always wanted to do.  I cannot let go by.  I'm giving you my notice and my last day of employment will be at the end of this week, next week, whenever it is."

You are supposed to give 2 weeks notice, but if your employer needs you there sooner, then, you have to do it.  If yours, if your boss responds with anger or upset, loudness (WHAT!)  And some sort of barking at you, just take it.  Don't respond.  Listen to it.

If she demands answers from you, "Listen, I understand that you are upset. I can't let this go by; I am 22 years old.  I don't want to wake up when I was 52 and wondering what I should have done when I was 22 and wondering whether I made the right choice.  This is what I've always wanted to do.  It came in like a bolt out of the blue.  I interviewed for this months before we talked  and now it's here.  I didn't expect it ever to arrive when they called me."

"They should have told you sooner!"
"I agree.  Unfortunately, they were not ready to do that.  Now that they have, I'm going to be following up and taking the job offer. I'm so sorry if this catches you short but this really surprised the heck out of me. As I said, my last day is going to be" 

and you tell her the data again. Hand her a letter of resignation at that time. Don't quit until you have an offer letter in hand from your new employer.

Go out there and be spectacular during your last few days with this firm. It's distressing, I know, but you have to take it because you are upsetting them. Let them have their upset. Don't take anything personally. You made a choice. It was the right choice for you. It has an impact on them. AND you will probably never see these folks again.

Good luck in your new job.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Would It Be Bad If I Left My New Job After Two Weeks? | JobSearchTV.com


There’s more to the story that I’ll explain but this is the crux of it. For some reason, the audio is not perfect. I apologize and the content is great.

Summary

A great question was asked and I want to address it head-on. I want to skip the company names that were involved because I frankly think it is relevant. Here's how it goes. Would be bad professionally or morally if I leave my new job after 2 weeks. How can I do it peacefully? Before moving forward with the big bank that I joined, I was interviewing a well-known technology firm. I moved to a new city and been working with the big bank for 2 weeks now. However, the technology firm has reached out to me. Their job is going to pay 1.8 times the salary of the big bank. However, the work stress is 1.5 times as much more. I can give notice and leave." The question is, would it be okay?

I'm going to give an unequivocal answer and then from there work for.

There is a price to be paid for every decision that we make. This is the tough one that you're going to have to make. You're going to have more stress and more money. Money is clearly measurable. You say it is 1.8 times more let's say the salary you're making now is $100,000 per year. Your new salary would be $180,000 per year. Nice!

Let me make it simple. Yes, you can change jobs. Now let me go through the reasoning.

You are going to be making, let's say, $180,000 a year versus $100,000 per year. Terrific! Nice increase. You are saying. The stress is going to be 1 1/2 times more. I do know that you can actually measure that. Let's just assume that you're going to be getting more stress than what you have now. That's the price that you're going to pay for the decision to join.

The big bank, the next time the economy turns south, they are going to do what is right for them. They are going to lay off thousands of people just like they have in the past and that can involve you. They are going to look after their interests. I am encouraging you to look out for your interests.

Big technology firm? In theory, they could lay you off based upon performance of the economy goes south. Although not aware that many firms of laid off lots of technology people over the years, but it could certainly happen. AND I want you to think carefully. Some people will say, "YOU WILL BE BANNED FOR LIFE FIRM THE BIG BANK!" I really find that that is all that accurate. The truth of the matter is if you wanted to recontact them, the likelihood is that you will be joining at a higher level and you be able to ask, "hey, look, if you are me, what would you have done? You are paying me $100,000 and they are offering me $180,000. Great project. You would take the job, too. They were a little late to the party but I gave 2 weeks notice."

You can give 2 weeks notice, but I think frankly, they will say no thanks and send you on your way.

Always think as though you are the Chief Executive Officer for your organization. In my case, that would be called the Altman Organization. The shareholders are my wife and my son. I always have to do things that look out for our interests 1st and take into consideration the interests of others. I never do anything foolish. I always try to weigh my choices carefully. I have to do what is right for them and for myself of course.

You are going to have to do the same thing. Personally, the inhibitions that you have the false morality of leaving here because, in this particular case, there is nothing immoral about it. Morality introduced into this kind of business situation is nonsense. The last time I read any old biblical or religious treatise, none of it ever involves leaving your job after 2 weeks. Have you seen that because I haven't seen that.

You have to do what is right here and what is right for your enterprise is take this other job if that's what you think makes sense. The money is terrific and you will have a higher level of stress until you get used to it. That stress thing? We tend to adapt. We tend to get better things… Like exercise. The 1st time you try to run a mile, you are panting for air. The 2nd time, you may huff and puff, too. But, when push comes to shove, you're going to get better at it. The same thing is going to happen at the technology firm, too.

Don't sweat the details here. Had for the new firm. Don't worry about 5 years from now when you might want to come back because, here's the reality to it. If you are making 180,000 per year, and they assessed you to $100,000 a year, they are not going to be willing to take you back because you are going to be making more than what they are willing to pay for someone with your background. The reason is you are going to be doing completely different types of work.

From a banking perspective, they want people who are managing people and resources at a high level, run budgets, run departments, and that is not going to be you. You're going to be a technologist. Fabulous! You enjoy that love that. So go do it. Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out. Just head on out and have a great time

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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How Can I Resign Without Too Much Fuss?

How Can I Resign Without Too Much Fuss? | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 1027 After being headhunted two months ago, I now have an offer on the table I can’t refuse.

Summary

Here's the question I received: "After being headhunted two months ago, I now have an offer on the table I can’t refuse. I’ve not changed jobs for seven years now. How can I resign without too much fuss?"

There are 2 parts to this; the 1st part relates to your boss. All you have to do is request 15 minutes with them. Most people resign on a Friday . However, if for some reason you have to start sooner than would be allowed by giving 2 weeks notice, resign now.

"Can I have a few minutes with you?"

You will have already wordprocessed the letter of resignation and will say something like, "This is to confirm what I have told you orally. (Fill in the name of the firm), effective immediately. I'm providing 2 weeks notice. My last day of employment is such and such. Thank you so much for the opportunity I have had here for the last 7 years. I really appreciate it. However, I have a great new offer that I am looking forward to."

"Best of luck to you and if there is anything else I can do within these 2 weeks to assist with the transition, please let me know."

Hand this letter to your boss as you sit down, then, orally say much the same thing to he or she. What you are doing now is handing in a confirmation note.

You can't guarantee their response. After all, this is the other side of the equation. Earlier I said there were 2 sides to this and I initially dealt with your side which is what to do. Given that you have been there for 7 years and in general may not have changed jobs often, you may have some degree of a churning stomach before hand. This is very common.

On their side, your boss may hear your words and your eyes may become very big and say something like, "But why? We love you! You're so important to us. Please stay. We need you. What's it going to take? What's it going to take?" You can't control their side of it.

On your boss' side, for 7 years you have been the reliable loyal individual and now you are leaving. As a result, they may try to persuade you to stay by paying you more. If money were the only reason why you decided to leave, pay attention. However, you need to remember the other reasons why you want to look for a job, too.

Usually, firms make promises to parting employees to persuade them to stay. But remember this – –(1) in 2 weeks, they will forget what those promises were. (2) if your boss leaves, who knows what these promises were, right? Let me give you an example from some years ago. This person who is doing 80% travel and want to stay close to home, was willing to do 25% travel, decided to stay with his firm promised him that. When his boss quit and was replaced, he went back up to 80% again. As a result, you have to get that part in writing which they will never do.

In terms of minimizing "fuss," they will probably take a few runs asked you to try to persuade you to stay. Your boss' boss may take a run at you. HR may reach you for an exit interview. This is not the time to go out with guns blazing, shooting in every direction, criticizing everyone and everything. It's ridiculous because they are not going to change anything. That's the reality; they are not going to change anything and you are going to feel and look ridiculous and goofy by being critical of the boss who is still going to be there or critical of your coworkers who are still going to be there.

Just simply say, "I am happy to do the exit interview." If they asked about why you are leaving, you can simply say, as you said in your note, "I was headhunted and it is very different than what I am doing here. It is a great opportunity. I've decided to go forward."

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

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Would It Be Bad If I Left My New Job After Two Weeks? | No BS Job Search Advice

EP 1024 There’s more to the story that I’ll explain but this is the crux of it. For some reason, the audio is not perfect. I apologize and the content is great.

Summary

A great question was asked and I want to address it head-on. I want to skip the company names that were involved because I frankly think it is relevant. Here's how it goes. Would be bad professionally or morally if I leave my new job after 2 weeks. How can I do it peacefully? Before moving forward with the big bank that I joined, I was interviewing a well-known technology firm. I moved to a new city and been working with the big bank for 2 weeks now. However, the technology firm has reached out to me. Their job is going to pay 1.8 times the salary of the big bank. However, the work stress is 1.5 times as much more. I can give notice and leave." The question is, would it be okay?

I'm going to give an unequivocal answer and then from there work for.

There is a price to be paid for every decision that we make. This is the tough one that you're going to have to make. You're going to have more stress and more money. Money is clearly measurable. You say it is 1.8 times more let's say the salary you're making now is $100,000 per year. Your new salary would be $180,000 per year. Nice!

Let me make it simple. Yes, you can change jobs. Now let me go through the reasoning.

You are going to be making, let's say, $180,000 a year versus $100,000 per year. Terrific! Nice increase. You are saying. The stress is going to be 1 1/2 times more. I do know that you can actually measure that. Let's just assume that you're going to be getting more stress than what you have now. That's the price that you're going to pay for the decision to join.

The big bank, the next time the economy turns south, they are going to do what is right for them. They are going to lay off thousands of people just like they have in the past and that can involve you. They are going to look after their interests. I am encouraging you to look out for your interests.

Big technology firm? In theory, they could lay you off based upon performance of the economy goes south. Although not aware that many firms of laid off lots of technology people over the years, but it could certainly happen. AND I want you to think carefully. Some people will say, "YOU WILL BE BANNED FOR LIFE FIRM THE BIG BANK!" I really find that that is all that accurate. The truth of the matter is if you wanted to recontact them, the likelihood is that you will be joining at a higher level and you be able to ask, "hey, look, if you are me, what would you have done? You are paying me $100,000 and they are offering me $180,000. Great project. You would take the job, too. They were a little late to the party but I gave 2 weeks notice."

You can give 2 weeks notice, but I think frankly, they will say no thanks and send you on your way.

Always think as though you are the Chief Executive Officer for your organization. In my case, that would be called the Altman Organization. The shareholders are my wife and my son. I always have to do things that look out for our interests 1st and take into consideration the interests of others. I never do anything foolish. I always try to weigh my choices carefully. I have to do what is right for them and for myself of course.

You are going to have to do the same thing. Personally, the inhibitions that you have the false morality of leaving here because, in this particular case, there is nothing immoral about it. Morality introduced into this kind of business situation is nonsense. The last time I read any old biblical or religious treatise, none of it ever involves leaving your job after 2 weeks. Have you seen that because I haven't seen that.

You have to do what is right here and what is right for your enterprise is take this other job if that's what you think makes sense. The money is terrific and you will have a higher level of stress until you get used to it. That stress thing? We tend to adapt. We tend to get better things… Like exercise. The 1st time you try to run a mile, you are panting for air. The 2nd time, you may huff and puff, too. But, when push comes to shove, you're going to get better at it. The same thing is going to happen at the technology firm, too.

Don't sweat the details here. Had for the new firm. Don't worry about 5 years from now when you might want to come back because, here's the reality to it. If you are making 180,000 per year, and they assessed you to $100,000 a year, they are not going to be willing to take you back because you are going to be making more than what they are willing to pay for someone with your background. The reason is you are going to be doing completely different types of work.

From a banking perspective, they want people who are managing people and resources at a high level, run budgets, run departments, and that is not going to be you. You're going to be a technologist. Fabulous! You enjoy that love that. So go do it. Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out. Just head on out and have a great time

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and life coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1000 episodes,“ Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

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One of the painful scenarios people contend with is want all good morning very concerned ing to quit without another option. Here I offer a few things to consider.

Summary

I thought I would do a show today talking about whether or not . . . the question really came down to, "Can I quit my job without having another job?"

There is no rule that says you can't do this. I want to be clear, there's the potential impact from doing this that employers now have a lever over you. They have leverage over you because you out of work.

It may impact your salary negotiation. It may impact some of the choices that you have of the next firm because, whether it's good times and bad times, firms are looking for leverage in the negotiation and they think they have it when you are out of work. And I'm not trying to talk you out of it because certainly if you're in a situation that is unpleasant or worse . . . folks I am not going to define all of the "worst situations." I just leave it to you. You know what makes your life intolerable.

For myself, there was a time I was commuting more than 2 hours each way from our home in Northeastern Pennsylvania to New York. I did for 5 days a week for more than a year year and it was tough., I would get up at an ungodly hour of the morning and commute to New York. I did for my family, but it was hard and I needed to negotiate into a new situation where I didn't have to do it that often. Eventually, not all in order to make it temporarily work. And then when I started to notice my circumstances with my colleagues were awful. I decided to get out of it and move on to something else that suited me better. .

You will have your version of it--the work that is insufferable, the people that you work with who are intolerable … whatever it is, you'll make a decision as to what's right for you. As you make that decision, I want to cover couple of things that you ought to be thinking about .

1. As I said it, may be harder to find work because firms will question whether or not you will stay if things get a little tougher and
2. The impact on salary negotiation.
3. You really need to see if you have savings in place to pay your bills during the time that you are unemployed. You may think that you can get something very quickly. But what happens if you can't. Do you have the wherewithal to ride out the storm for longer than you anticipate? I get this at all the time. “I can find a job in 3 months,” and I can assure you that there are hundreds of thousands of people who say the same thing to themselves and found it's taking longer. Do you have the wherewithal that if it takes longer that you can wind up supporting yourself?
4. Does your decision affect other people? If you have a wife, husband, partner, kids . . . Are they on board with this because what you are doing is going to affect them. if they're not on board, it's can become harder for you to feel the energetic difference in your home. It's going to be your wife, husband, partner, kids in the role dealing with, “So has he found a job yet? So, is she working?” Dealing with the impact of the question. And it's hard on them to say, “no he hasn’t had any interviews for a while,” or “No, she's not working yet,” or “Mommy is still out of work.” “Daddy is still out of work.” It's hard. You need to make sure that everyone's on board with what your choices are.
5. Are you going to be going out there looking for something else right away or taking a little bit of time with the kind of sort things through, do a postmortem on your circumstances and figure out where the mistake was on your side and what it is that you want to be going to

Sometimes people have made the decision that the work that they have been doing is not what they want to be doing with the rest of their life. So they make a decision to go on to something else. Can you do the work proactively before the resignation in order to sort some of that out, so you're working for someone else but figuring out what you want to do? It's like people who start a business or want to move into their own business, I often will coach and tell them, “Can you do this on the side for a little while to start figuring out what you don't know yet so that you not watching your money disappear on you while you’re figuring things out?” Do it while you're working for someone else.

JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER: THE HOST OF JOB SEARCH RADIO

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us and click the relevant tab on the top of the page.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

For more about LinkedIn, order “Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters and Unlock LinkedIn.”

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.