Read your employment contract carefully
Whether it’s your employer terminating your contract or you handing in your notice, it’s important to know your employment contract inside and out. So, study it in detail – before you start drafting your written notice. Even if you don’t yet have a new employer, one piece of information is key: how long is the notice period? Your notice period may vary depending on whether you have a fixed-term contract or if you decide to give notice during your probation period. Statutory regulations stipulate a notice period of a month, though most employers set it at three months. Another crucial point is the date you have to give notice by. Remember: it is not the last day of the month for all companies. Don’t wait until the last minute, either. Instead, hand in your notice a few days in advance.