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3 Examples of Effective Resignation Letters

Updated on February 21, 2012

3 Examples of Effective Resignation Letters

Are you thinking of resigning from your job? One thing that everyone should do when they resign is to hand in a resignation letter in order to notify your employer of your absence. Some people may think that they are unnecessary but if you are working for a medium to large organization you will probably find that providing written notice of resignation is mentioned in your employee contact.

Resignation Letter Notice Periods

Otherwise known as the resignation notice period, employees are obliged under contract to provide adequate notice of their leave. This may be one or two weeks depending on how long you have been working for the company.

One of the easiest ways to write a resignation letter is to get ideas from professionally written samples and templates. Here are 3 effective resignation letters that you may modify for your own use:

Resignation Letter Example 1

Announcing your resignation with a brief explanation and a complimentary close.

Your Name

Company Name

Position/Title

Address

Date

Name of Organization

Address

City, Sate, Zip Code

Phone Number

Dear [Manager or Supervisor],

It is with regret that I wish to tender from resignation as [Job Title] effective from [Date of Last Day] as my family and I will be relocating to [new City/Country].

I fully appreciate the commitment and guidance you have provided and hope my resignation will not come as a shock and you will be able to find a suitable replacement without too much trouble.

Working with the senior team and staff has been a wonderful experience and I have enjoyed the duties and responsibilities that were entrusted to me. I hope [Company Name] continues to grow and wish everyone at the company success for the future.

Sincerely,

Signature

Resignation Letter Example 2

Leaving a job due to a job offer elsewhere.

Your Name

Company Name

Position/Title

Address

Date

Name of Organization

Address

City, Sate, Zip Code

Phone Number

Dear [Manager or Supervisor],

This letter is to inform you of my resignation as [Job Title] effective from [Date of Last Day] due to an unexpected change in career path.

As you will probably already know, I am an avid [Hobby or Job Offer] and recently I have been offered a role as [New Company Role] at [New Company]. As I am passionate about the subject, it was an offer that I could not refuse.

Working at [Company Name] has been a great experience and I have learned a great deal during my time. I would like to thank you for the 2 years continuous employment you have provided and wish the company and the entire team all the best for the future.

Sincerely,

Signature

Resignation Letter Example 3

Resigning from your job due to increased workload and recent changes to the workplace.

Your Name

Company Name

Position/Title

Address

Date

Name of Organization

Address

City, Sate, Zip Code

Phone Number

To [Manager or Supervisor]:

I would like to announce my resignation effective from [Date of Last Day] due to the issues that were brought up in the last appraisal interview.

I fully understand the need for change in the workplace, however, I have been saddened that those changes were not made with the consultation of long serving employees at the company. The recent changes to workload and schedules have made my role as [Your Title] extremely difficult to manage and it is with regret that I have no choice but to resign from my post.

My two years at [Company] has provided valuable experience and I hope you will be able to find a suitable replacement as soon as possible. Thank you for the opportunity and good luck for the future.

Sincerely,

Signature

These resignation letter samples should give you a starting point to writing your own resignation letter. While there many be thousands of different reasons for leaving a job, you can use the ideas presented in the three letters above to tailor your letter to your individual circumstances.

Resigning from a job is a major change for many people and it is important to leave on good terms with your employer despite any past disagreements or grievances in the workplace.

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