So how do you tell your boss that you’re moving?
If you’re moving for a job, a relationship or any other reason you’re going to have to tell your employer you are moving. Chances are you didn’t mind your current employer, so it’s best to deliver the news in a professional, timely and respectful manner. Nevertheless, here’s How To Tell Your Boss Your Are Moving.
Remember, you will be out of a job (with regards to that establishment) but your former employer will also be short an employee. For this reason, it’s important you have a clear cut strategy for dropping the news to your employer.
1. Sooner the Better
The longer you wait to tell your employer, the harder it’s going to be to tell them the news of your relocation. Once you have decided to move, schedule a time to talk with your employer. Scheduling a time to meet about it does two things; (1) makes sure your boss’ attention is solely on the matter at hand and (2) gives you ample time to discuss your situation. Get this out of the way as soon as possible. This will give your employer a decent amount of time to find a new hire to replace you after you’ve left.
2. Transfer Important Information
If you were working on a project, make sure to inform another colleague of the project. You don’t want your former colleagues to shooting in the dark after you have left. Take the time to go over all pertinent information with another employee before leaving. Your employer will be grateful, as well as your past co-workers.
3. Say Goodbye
No matter how long you were at your previous job, you’ve built relationships. Make sure to say goodbye to everyone and follow it up with a formal address via email. This email should be a short and easy thank you to everyone. Feel free to include your new contact info (some of your friends may want to contact you when they’re in town).
If you leave your job with class you will have a valuable reference on your resume and unspoiled relationships with past co-workers. You’ll find most people will be excited for your new opportunity and hey who knows, you may just get a goodbye party out of it. We hoped you enjoyed How To Tell Your Employer You Are Moving.¬†If you have any other tips, leave them in our comments section.