by Julie Holmwood

The Resignation Letter Cake

People are always talking about creative ways to get hired. But what about creative ways to resign? Should you think outside the box on the way out, as well as on the way in?
The answer is it depends what you’re moving on to do.
If you’re going to be working for yourself and you want to generate more new clients, then yes
Resignation CakeChris Holmes (Mr Cake) is just such a person.
Wanting to leave his job at a busy London Airport to spend more time on his cake business, he wrote his resignation letter in icing. On a cake!
Will his Line Manager or HR buy his scrumptious delights? Maybe!
Is he getting lots of publicity through social media for being different? Absolutely!
Could a viral online campaign get him a truck load of new business? You bet!
How could you use your resignation as a way to springboard your new business?
InterviewAuthor of 'Get That Interview' and 'Clickst@rt Your Career' Julie is The Job Seeker's Guide. She works with thousands of clients through her audio and web-based programmes, helping them get 'job search fit' and successfully navigate their way into that new role
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Before joining Churchill Brook in 2009, she spent twelve years as an international headhunter, where she successfully helped her clients recruit exceptionally well-matched people, who were passionate about doing a job well done. Julie is an expert at getting candidates noticed by companies and had one of the highest success ratios for CV submission to hire that we know of within the recruitment industry

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