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How to Resign Your Temp Job Properly

Good work; you’ve found a permanent position that can provide for you financially! This is great news, but unfortunately, you now have to resign from your current temporary position. Contrary to popular belief, resigning doesn’t have to be a big deal, and there are sure-fire steps you can take to ensure you don’t anger anyone or burn any potential bridges. If you don’t know how to resign gracefully, try utilizing some of the following tips.

Give Proper Notice

In the United States, it is customary to notify your employer at least two weeks before your resignation. This two-week window gives your employer an adequate amount of time to find a suitable replacement for your position. However, if you are bound by a contract that dictates the amount of notice you need to give, you should abide by the contract to prevent any future confusion. This is a rule of thumb of course, and if you have a job that is integral to the success of a company, you may want to give at least a month’s notice.  

Write a Professional Resignation Letter

Even though you are a temp employee, writing a resignation letter could still be beneficial. Writing a mature-sounding letter shows both the employer and temp agency you are a professional. This means both parties will be more likely to work with you later if you decide to return. When writing, be concise and to the point, and avoid rehashing old conflicts.  

Inform All Necessary Parties

When resigning, you will certainly want to inform all the necessary parties about your intentions. Be sure to speak with the temp company that hired you, as well as the company you work for. During the discussion, be direct and professional, and try to emphasize your exit is not related to the quality of the company or its management. This can especially helpful if your future permanent job doesn’t work out and you need a reference from your former temp employer or agency.  

Get in Touch With Us

If you are currently looking for steady work, have you ever thought about contacting a temp agency? Here at Lehigh Technicals, we aim to find our engineering and IT workers the perfect temp positions to utilize their unique skill sets. Get in touch with our staffing firm today to learn more about our employment options.  

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