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How to Write a Professional Resignation Letter [Samples + Templates]

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How to Write a Professional Resignation Letter If you are leaving your job, you’re not alone. In April 2021 alone, around 4 million people quit their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics. That number is the highest recorded since the bureau started recording such rates. Even though millions quit their jobs every month, we understand that telling your boss that you’re leaving the company is never an easy conversation. A respectful resignation letter can mean the difference between an awkward goodbye and a chance for a long-term professional connection. Ideally, you’ll provide a resignation letter two weeks before you leave the company. A resignation letter lets you officially announce your termination at the company and also offers essential housekeeping information, like your last day and other details about your departure. An effective one helps you ensure a positive conversation with your boss and a smooth transition to your next journey. But how do you write a good resignation letter? What should you include and exclude? Writing a resignation letter can feel like a daunting task, so we’ve created a professional resignation letter template to get you started and included examples for inspiration. What do I include in a professional resignation letter? Writing a professional resignation letter starts with understanding each of its components: 1. Statement of Resignation and End Date Begin your letter by stating your position at the company. This might seem redundant if you work at a small company and...

Best Personal Websites: 19 Examples to Blow Your Mind

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Best Personal Websites: 19 Examples to Blow Your Mind Here's the thing about resumes and cover letters: No matter how unique you try to make your own, for the most part, they tend to read dry. And there's a good reason for it: It's supposed to be a single, no-frills page that documents your work experience. And while being concise is good, there's very little opportunity to convey your uniqueness, or for your personality to shine through at all for that matter. While a resume is a sole, largely unchanging document, a personal website can be customized and updated according to what you're working on, or what you want to emphasize. It's both fluid and current. Did you know 80% of businesses say a personal website is important when evaluating job candidates? Recruiters are looking you up online, and a personal website that tells the story you want to tell can make all the difference between you and a competing candidate. If you're thinking about creating a personal website of your very own, check out the examples below that hit the nail on the head. Inspired by a particular type of website? Click one of the following links to jump to that section of this article: Personal Resume Websites Personal Portfolios Personal Blogs Personal Demo Websites Best Personal Websites Gary Sheng Brandon Johnson Quinton Harris Sean Halpin ...

How to Write the Perfect Email to Apply for an Unlisted Role [Infographic]

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How to Write the Perfect Email to Apply for an Unlisted Role Maybe you've been refreshing the Careers page at your dream company for months. Alternatively, perhaps you've heard glowing reviews about a company from friends — but whenever you check, they're still not hiring for any roles for which you'd qualify. Whatever the case, if you feel a company's culture could be a great fit for you, you might consider sending a cold email so hiring managers can keep you in-mind if a role becomes available. But that's easier said than done. If you sound too pushy, you risk alienating the hiring manager. A good cold email should be concise and focus on how you can add value to the team. When done correctly, a cold email is a good opportunity to network and get your name in front of the right people. Fortunately, the folks at Resume.io put together an infographic, which details the 8 essential elements of a persuasive email you can use to apply at your dream company. Take a look now, and then check out How to Write a Letter of Interest in 2021 . ...

The 30-60-90 Day Plan: Your Guide for Mastering a New Job [Template + Example]

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The 30-60-90 Day Plan: Your Guide for Mastering a New Job With all the joy and excitement of landing a new job, you can feel just as much fear and anxiety. The same can go for the hiring manager. Overcoming a new role's learning curve and the desire to make a lasting impression on your employer can put a lot of pressure on you. What if you can't adapt in time? Fortunately, there's a way to organize and prioritize your time and tasks, helping you seamlessly adapt to your new environment. It's called a 30-60-90 day plan. And following it enables you to soak in as much information as possible, master your core job responsibilities, and sets you up to make a lasting impact on your new team. Think of a 30-60-90 day plan as a new employee's North Star, keeping your sights set in the right direction and guiding you toward success. But before we show you how to write this plan, let's go over what exactly it is and how it'll enhance your performance during your (or your employee's) first three months on the job. In this post, we'll cover everything you need to know about 30-60-90 day plans whether you're writing one for yourself or a new hire on the team. There are two situations where you'd write a 30-60-90 day plan: during the final stages of an interview process and during the first week of the job itself. Here's how each type...