Resigning from your current position can be emotional and sometimes stressful, there are several things you can do to make the process go smoothly and quickly.
Providing your boss with a resignation letter is the most effective way to handle an uncomfortable situation. Put it in writing for these reasons:
It’s formal and will become a part of your permanent record – protecting you.
It helps focus on the positive aspects of your career move, rather than negative aspects.
It relieves the pressure of having to speak first.
The sooner you can leave the better. Give fair notice but ask to be relieved as soon as possible. Remember, you’re in an awkward position; the company can get by without you and you owe your energies and loyalty to yourself and to your new opportunity.