Explaining Blindside Resignation
I'm putting in my notice to leave my first job out of school soon and I'm seeking advice about how to navigate this in a politically savvy way. I'll be leaving after less than a year (fresh grads typically don't leave until about 18-24 months in). I'm well aware that this puts my current employer in a tough spot-- I'm not a crucial team member, but they've invested in me during my training and ramp-up period.
I've liked my team a lot and done some interesting work, but am leaving for a ~60% raise and role that's more in line with what I want to do in the medium/long term. So I feel bad because even though this is the correct decision for me professionally, (1) it's my first FT job and first resignation and (2) I'm not leaving because I dislike where I'm at, I just like the other opportunity even better.
Any tips on how to approach breaking the news to the team? Group head is aware of my departure and the handful of managers I've told so far have been understanding.
Realistically, I know that all I can do is be honest and that a bridge or two will probably be burned. I'd be interested to hear about other peoples' experiences doing something similar.