How to Tell Your Boss You're Putting Your 2 Weeks In

Last updated on May 11, 2024 by Michelle Devani

We all need something new in our life once in a while and sometimes that could mean going to a new job. But how do you politely say that you’re quitting without damaging the relationship between you and your workplace?

It’s important to give a 2 weeks notice so that your boss can make the necessary adjustment. If you are not sure how to make the best 2 weeks notice, we got your back.

Here are the best ways on how to tell your boss you're putting your 2 weeks in :

  1. Know Which Job You’re Transferring To

Be sure about which job you’re transferring to including what your position is, the name of the company, the address, etc.

  1. Know When Your New Job Starts

If your job requires you to start two months from now, it wouldn’t be appropriate to put your two weeks notice now. Be mindful of the perfect timing.

  1. Inform Your Co-Worker First

This might be a sad occasion for you but no matter how sad it is, your co-worker deserves to know first. Then, cheer them up with Ways to Cheer Someone Up Over Text and Make Them Smile Again and  Messages for A Friend Who Is Sad

  1. Finish The Job You Have

Show the signs he's boyfriend material by being responsible. In this case, finishing any job that you were responsible for.

  1. Tidy Up Your Working Space

Leaving your work space tidy might just be a small detail but it matters too.

  1. Inform Your Partners Through Email

All the partners or companies you held close relationship with needs to know that you’re no longer working for this company.

  1. Make An Appointment With Your Boss

After almost everything is sorted out, call your boss to talk privately about you moving on to the next job.

  1. Prepare Your Story

Why do you choose to find a new job? Was it because of the work you’re in now? An engaging story wins every heart.

  1. Talk Slowly But Confidently

Confidence is made through Ways to Love Yourself and Be Happy with The World and you need to carry it to occasions like putting your two weeks in.

  1. Compliment Your Boss

Say how good your boss was in handling the office and in mentoring you. This is the professional  Sweet Things to Say to A Girl That’s Not Cheesy 

  1. Talk About Your Good Experience In The Office

A sweet point to mention is how much you’ve learned form the job you had. This is a form of appreciation from you towards the office.

  1. Give A Farewell gift To Your Boss

A farewell gift is always a good idea. Make sure that you know what your boss likes and then buy your boss that.

  1. Give Something For The People You’re Close To In The Office

A box of donuts, balloons, or thoughtful memorabilia will make the people in your office loves you more. It might even spark  Signs a Girl Likes You

  1. Leave On A Good Note

Make sure that you leave the people in the office on good terms with you. No feuds and no fights.

Signs Your Two Weeks’ Notice Is Effective

You don’t want to craft a random two weeks notice then leave it unread by your boss, right? That could create a dangerous miscommunication. Do the steps above and then you’ll see the signs that what you’re saying is effective:

  1. Doesn’t Question Your New Job

Your boss doesn’t corner you with questions about your new job.

  1. Your Boss Congratulates You For Your New Job

Genuinely congratulating you means that your boss is ready to let you go into a new phase of your life.

  1. Starts To Instruct You On How To End Your Job

A clear instruction on what to do before you leave your job now is a good sign of acceptance form your boss.

  1. Has No Problem Maintaining Contact With You

After you quit, your boss says that he/she will be happy to maintain contact with you, no hard feelings.

  1. Helping You Out

Not all boss does this, but a very good sign that your notice is effective is that your boss will help if he/she could.

Based on how to tell your boss you're putting your 2 weeks in, you already know how important it is to give the notice and how rewarding it can be if you do it right. Make sure you do all the steps. Good luck!

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Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.
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