What about resigning over email?
In today’s virtual workplaces, notifying your boss that you’re quitting will inevitably happen over email. Follow the guidelines for a written resignation letter (short, sincere and inclusive of relevant information only) but remember to choose an appropriate subject line.
Indeed.com’s Career Center recommends putting your name and the word “resignation” in your subject line (e.g., “Notice of Resignation – Tyler Matthews”). This way, a supervisor can easily find the resignation letter email and pass it along to interested parties, like human resources, to start the off-boarding process.
Remember, several employees at the company will undoubtedly see emailed resignations, so triple-check your letter for a professional tone.
Should a resignation letter be shared on social media?
Generally, it’s best to wait until your transition to your new job is finalized before taking your announcement to LinkedIn.
“Things can change so quickly in the world of work that it may be best to save sharing the details of your new role until you have started in your position,” Rodriguez says. “At the very least, save sharing on social media until you have notified your manager and relevant leaders, colleagues and key stakeholders.”
Although participating in TikTok trends like #quietquitting and #quittok might be tempting, doing so may cause lasting damage to your “hireability.” Instead, take time to think clearly. And when you post, keep it professional, knowing that future and past employers will see your messages.