Leaving Your Job

Are you leaving your job? Whether you're voluntarily resigning or getting fired or laid-off, these tips and resources will help you leave your job gracefully.

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How to Handle a Layoff
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What Is Termination for Cause?
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Can You Get Fired Without Notice?
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7 Reasons Why You Might Quit a Job You Love
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Can You Get Fired for No Reason?
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5 Warning Signs You Might Be About to Get Fired
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What Is Wrongful Termination?
Image shows a man putting his belongings into a box, showing he was recently terminated from his job. There is a piece of looseleaf paper at the forefront, with text that reads: "Termination Checklist: Ask about compensation, check employee benefit eligibility, ask about references, file for unemployment benefits"
What to Do When You Are Fired
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How to Save Your Job If You Are About to Be Fired
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Does an Employer Have to Provide Notice of Termination?
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How to Get Hired After You Have Been Fired
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What Is a Constructive Discharge?
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When Employees Can be Fired for No Reason
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How to Gracefully Leave a Job You Hate
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Be Prepared to Handle a Layoff
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When Can You Sue an Employer for Wrongful Termination?
Resigning from a job
How to Give Notice at Work: Resignation Do's and Don'ts
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What Does "Tender Your Resignation" Mean?
Young HR female staffer accepts an employee resignation.
Use a Resignation Letter Template as a Guide to Resign From Your Job
How to submit your resignation
Tips for Formatting a Resignation Letter
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Best Resignation Letter Examples to Quit Your Job
Tips for writing a resignation letter
Give Two Weeks Notice With These Resignation Examples
Tips for writing a short-notice resignation letter
How to Resign When You Can't Give Two Weeks Notice
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Letter of Resignation Example With 24 Hours Notice
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Resignation Letter to Use When You Need to Quit Immediately
This illustration lists tips for writing a resignation letter for a new job including "Speak to your boss first," "Then write a resignation letter," "State when you will leave," "Keep your reasons brief," "Stay positive and offer your help," and "Provide contact information."
Resignation Letter for When You Are Accepting a New Job
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Here Is an Example Resignation Letter for Going Back to School
This illustration offers tips for resigning due to health reasons including "See if you are eligible for leave benefits and/or workers' compensation, rather than resigning," "Always speak with your manager first, in person, when possible," "Provide two weeks' notice, if able," and "In a resignation letter, provide as much or as little information about reasons for quitting as you're comfortable with."
Resignation Letter Examples Due to Health Issues
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Sample Resignation Letter for When You're Changing Careers
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Sample Resignation Letters to Use if You're Retiring
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How to Write a Resignation Letter for Family Reasons
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How to Write A Resignation Letter Due to Pregnancy
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How to Resign When Your Spouse Needs to Relocate for a Better Job
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Sample Resignation Letters for Contracts and Clients
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What You Should Write in a Part-Time Job Resignation Letter
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Sample Resignation Letter for a Volunteer Position
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Here's How to Write an Internship Resignation Letter
A manager talks to an employee.
How To Withdraw a Resignation (With Examples)
This illustration shows when it's acceptable to not give notice at work, including personal or family circumstances, your mental health is being endangered, a crisis has occurred in your life, and when the work environment is unsafe.
Should You Quit Without Notice?
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The Best Way To Say Goodbye When You're Leaving Your Job
This illustration shows helpful resignation tips including "Talk to your boss," "Give two weeks' notice," "Follow up with a former resignation letter," "Say goodbye to your colleagues," and "Make a checklist."
How to Quit Your Job With Class
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How To Gracefully Resign From Your Job
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Here's How to Tell Your Boss You're Quitting Your Job
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Tips for Quitting Your Job Over the Phone
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What You Should Know About Benefits When Leaving Your Job
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Getting Paid for Unused Vacation or Sick Leave When You Resign
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Follow These Tips for Quitting Your Job With Class and Dignity
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15 Things to Do Before Quitting Your Job
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Common Unemployment Claims Questions and Answers
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Tips on What to Do When You Are Fired or Forced to Resign
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Do You Have to Give Two Weeks' Notice?
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Tips for Quitting a Job That You Just Started

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