Sample Resignation Letters
Even if you tell your manager in person that you’re resigning, it’s a good idea to provide your employer with a formal letter that details your departure from the company.
Your resignation letter should include key components like effective date, transition details, future contact information, and more.
Regardless of the circumstances or reasons you are leaving, the examples below will help you craft a clear and appropriate resignation letter.
Dear (NAME), This letter is to inform you that I will be resigning from (COMPANY NAME) to pursue a new opportunity. My last date of employment will be (DATE). I will continue to support the projects assigned to me until that time. I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate the opportunities I have been given here. I have put a lot of thought into this decision, and while it was not one I made easily, it is a final decision and I trust that you will respect that decision. I will do my best to hand off my current projects prior to (LAST DAY OF WORK). Please let me know if you need my help in any other way. Sincerely, (YOUR NAME)
Dear (NAME), The purpose of this letter is to inform you of my resignation from my current position as (JOB TITLE) with (COMPANY NAME). My last day of work will be (DATE). I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to you as my manager, and I wish you and (COMPANY NAME) much continued success. Please understand that I am not in a position to consider an alternative offer from (COMPANY NAME), since my decision to resign is final. Please let me know how I can be of assistance in helping make this a smooth transition. Sincerely, (YOUR NAME)
Dear (NAME), It is with both regret and anticipation that I officially submit this letter of resignation, effective today. My last day will be (DATE). I want to thank you for all you have done for me here at (COMPANY NAME). It's been a pleasure working with you, and representing the company. This decision has nothing to do with the exceptional opportunity you have provided me here. You and the company have been more than fair with me, and I genuinely appreciate all your support. I wish you and all of our colleagues at (COMPANY NAME) continued success, and I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your team. Please let me know if there is anything I can do during my remaining tenure to ensure a smooth transition of my responsibilities. Sincerely, (YOUR NAME)
Dear (NAME), Please accept this letter as my official notice of resignation. I appreciate the work we have been able to accomplish together at (COMPANY NAME). I have now made a commitment to another organization and will join them in (TWO WEEKS/START DATE). Know that it is my intention to work diligently with you to wrap up as much as possible in the remaining time that I am here. I want wish to leave on a positive note and make my resignation as smooth as it can be. If you have any suggestions on how we can best accomplish that goal, I hope that you will share them with me. Sincerely, (YOUR NAME)
Dear (NAME), As required by my contract of employment, this letter will serve as my (TIMEFRAME) notice of my intention to leave my position as (JOB TITLE) with (COMPANY NAME). My last day of employment will be (DATE) should you wish that I stay for (TIMEFRAME) to transition my current projects and responsibilities. I would like to make this a smooth transition and will gladly help with the hiring and training process of my replacement over the next (TIMEFRAME). Sincerely, (YOUR NAME)
Dear (NAME), Please accept this letter as notice of resignation from (COMPANY NAME), with my final date of employment being (DATE). However, if you deem appropriate, I would like to request you consider waiving the notice period and allow my final date of employment to be (DATE). I certainly do not wish to cause any disruption to the effective running of your team and organization, and will assist with the transfer of duties and responsibilities before leaving. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your team and wish you and your colleagues all the very best for the future. Sincerely, (YOUR NAME)