CareerView Podcast - Handling the Resignation

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The next instalment of the CareerView Podcast series explores the do's and don'ts of effectively resigning from a role. 

In this podcast, Angat Sandhu (Chief Editor of Actuaries Digital) explores with Nick Cowdery (Director of InterAct Search) how to properly resign, including which conversation to have and which to avoid with your manager.

“I think taking the emotion out is the key. I always like to think a simple script for your resignation should just literally be “look, thanks for the time I've had here. I’ve really enjoyed working here and got lots of great experiences but it's time to move on and do something else..." - Nick Cowdery

Nick discusses the best professional method to resign including notifying your direct manager as soon as possible while taking into account your own transition period, especially if you are moving on to a new role. A perfect exit strategy will ensure you also take advantage of holiday leave so you can have down time in between an existing role and a new one. 

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“...you do have to be slightly selfish, companies are very good at acting in their own best interest and because it's a personal relationship, sometimes you just have to think, in this instance, I do have to think about me, this is why I'm doing it" - Nick Cowdery

While notice periods needs to reflect your contract terms, you should aim to finish off and/or transfer ownership of existing projects and structure your transition in a flexible framework so you leave the company with a favourable view and excellent references.

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About the authors

Nick Cowdery

Nick Cowdery is Director at InterAct Search. He has over 17 years experience recruiting professionals for Insurance, Actuarial and Risk Management roles in Australia and the UK. Nick has in depth knowledge in the Life, Non-Life, Risk, Investment and Superannuation industries placing candidates at all levels from analyst to CEO. More recently, Nick has developed an interest in exploring the way recruitment works for both employers and candidates. New tech solutions can make the process more effective and efficient and hopefully, more satisfying for all concerned....... Specialties: Sourcing candidates with risk, actuarial, quantitative and technical insurance expertise.

Angat Sandhu

Angat is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services Practice and leads their Australian Insurance and Wealth Management practice. He is motivated to improve consumer awareness and trust in these sectors and believes the industry needs to further increase transparency, simplify and make better use of advances in technology and analytics. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, he worked at Macquarie Group and Towers Watson. He is an Actuary, a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and the Financial Risk Manager designation.

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