Letters of Resignation

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Resigning is more than just a simple I quit. There are still a few key parts you have to make sure to follow:

  • Timing – make sure to give your boss/ manager enough notice. It’s traditionally 2 weeks, but consult your boss in case he or she wants or expects more time
  • Negotiating: make sure that you talk to your boss about getting a fair return on any outstanding salary or any other compensation that is owed to you.
  • Hiring: you may want to offer to help your boss with training of other employees
  • Working: make sure that you do your best to actually come to work as you did in the past. Even though you are leaving, you should do as if you were not.
  • Completing: make sure you complete any assignments or tasks that you have to fill. Leave a detailed report of progress for your coworkers and supervisor
  • Leaving: before you walk out of that door make sure you have all of the contact information you need and / or want. Remember to again thank them before you leave.

On another note, some industries will require you to leave on the spot. Be prepared for this.

Don’t feel guilty, your coworkers and even your boss may make you feel a little guilty for leaving the team, don’t let this get to you.

Here are a few ways to resign from your company with dignity. Here are a few different types, you will see underlined parts, this is where you need to fill in the appropriate information. You will notice a similarity about the letters, they keep it short and simple. You may be perplexed, and you may think that they need more. Yet they do not. Lavish details will not help you and in fact they may hurt you. This may seem odd, as you may think your boss will want more information. Yet he should not need any more, you should have talked to him, this is just the formal paper that completes the task of resigning from a place of employment. Its actually so much better this way, for it will take out much of the stress of writing the letter, as you will not worry so much about finding the perfect words.

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Dear X manager/ boss

Please accept this letter of resignation to be effective at a date to be mutually determined, but no later than xx date that you need to be out by.

I am resigning my position because I have decided to purse xx career. This resignation is the proper thing for me to do. I have benefited greatly from my stay here and I appreciate how you always held yourself in a professional manner.

Sincerely,

Your name


Dear name of your manager or boss

Please accept this letter as a resignation of my position at xx company, business, etc effective date of resignation. I am offering two weeks notice – this will give you the opportunity to find a suitable replacement.

My decision to resign was finalized after long and careful consideration of all factors. It has been a pleasure working as a part of your team and I wish nothing but success for xx company

Sincerely,

Your name


Dear name of your manager or boss

This is to advise you of my intention to step down from my position as x current employer title on xx date. This will give you two weeks to make any necessary adjustments for my leave.

I greatly appreciate the opportunity and privilege I have enjoyed. I am grateful for your support.

Sincerely,

Your name


Looking for more examples of resignation letters, well look no further. Here are some more examples. It’s a rather simple process!

Dear Name of employer/ manager/ boss

Please accept this letter as a notification that I am resigning from my position as xx position. I would like my resignation to be effective as soon as possible, I will however be happy to be of assistance during the transition

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Thank you for the opportunities for professional and personal development that yourself and the team have provided me during the last year.

Yours sincerely

Your name


Dear Name of employer/ manager/ boss

It is with regret that I ask you to accept my letter of resignation as of today, date you are writing letter. With a ten working day notice, my last day will be xx date.

It has been a pleasure working with and for the x company/ place of employment. I have developed many relationships which I value and have learned a great deal. Best of luck to you.

Sincerely,

Your name