What is a commonly accepted duration for a notice period?

If you're looking to switch jobs, how long should you expect to give your current employer as notice? We explore what is a commonly accepted duration for a notice period.

A typical notice period to resign from a job is two weeks.

However, it is common courtesy to provide your employer with as much notice as possible - even if that means giving four to six weeks' notice. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule (for example, if you have an opportunity for a dream job or need to leave for legitimate personal reasons) and in those cases, it's best to speak with your boss about the situation.

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