letter of resignation template

Letter of Resignation

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A resignation letter usually isn't a happy one to write. Whether your employer is expecting it or not. It signifies the end of the employment and, whether you are leaving to join a new firm or whether you're doing it out of necessity, it will mark the end of your time with this company. A resignation letter should be short and to the point.

How do you write a resignation letter?

A resignation letter can be issued on good or bad terms. It is written to inform the concerned party of your or their departure. It is crucial to give this information well in advance, at least two weeks’ notice so that preparations can be made for the transition. The document formalizes your reasons for leaving the company and allows appreciation of the period in employment.

Tips for writing a resignation letter:

Here are mentioned some worthy tips to notice when writing a resignation letter:

  • Make sure you keep the language polite and professional to encourage the person to continue reading;
  • Express gratitude for the period you have worked together;
  • It is advisable to give a reason for leaving even though it is optional;
  • Offer to help with the transition process including training and recruiting a replacement ;
  • Note your last day of employment and reasonable notice;
  • Give your contact information in case anyone wants to get in touch with you;
  • Avoid complaints and critiques in the letter.

Sample Resignation letter:

I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as {{Job Title}} for {{Company}}.
As required by my employment contract I am giving two weeks’ notice, effective today. My last day at work will be {{Date, Year}}.
I have given this decision a lot of thought. I have decided that it is time for me to move on and have accepted a position elsewhere.
Please let me know what I can do to assist with the transfer of my responsibilities before I leave.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and {{Company}} for having me as part of your team. I wish you all the best for the future.

After downloading this sample employment letter and filling in the blanks, you can easily customize the style, typography, details, and appearance of your letter. If this isn't the right template you are looking for, then certainly take a look at the other letters that Bizzlibrary.com offers. We have many letters ranging from cover letters to business letters and thank you notes.

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