Resignation and fear of change.

When considering a career change or resigning from your current company, there are a few factors that you need to take into consideration.

You need to understand the emotions that go with the resignation proses. You should know that “fearing the change” is normal and expected from any individual.

11 Ways to conquer fear of change:

  1.  Accept uncertainty – remember uncertainty is part of life, the sooner you accept it the sooner you will be able to cope with change.
  2. Look at good and bad scenarios – focus on the possibilities rather than the problems.
  3. Take risks – if you spend your life playing it safe you’re missing out on the possibilities of what could be.
  4. Start with small steps – small can end up in big action.
  5. Avoid failure fiction – don’t focus on everything that could possibly go wrong.
  6. Create a plan – have a rock solid strategy in place.
  7. Allowing excitement to trump fear – get excited about the possibilities that could be.  Dream!
  8. Seek advice – you are not the first in life to make major changes and definitely not the last
  9. Don’t look back – looking back is the competitor of making progress forward.
  10. Be with those who bring out the best in you and not the stress in you – surround yourself with positive support.
  11. Focus – focus on things you know you will always have – focus on certainty.

Now that we have conquered your fear let’s focus on the resignation proses.

  1. Write a professional resignation letter. 
  2. Do not discuss your motives with your colleagues.
  3. Leave on good terms with your co-workers.
  4. Don’t bad mouth your employer at any stage whether or not you found new employment.
  5. Get ‘n reference letter from your employee.
  6. Always remember at some point or another your employer must act as a referee for you – so keep your resignation graceful.