You need to resign from your job however resigning from your current role may seem daunting. Keep it simple and follow our 3 steps on how to write a resignation letter with examples.
For whatever reason you are resigning you will want to leave the company on good terms as you may need a reference from them in the future.
Whether you have found a new job or leaving as you cannot stand the company or people you work with, keep your integrity and professionalism intact.
Some companies do not require a resignation letter however most do, type one up anyway it will take 10 minutes and will give you piece of mind, you leave on official terms and not just hear say.
Here are 3 steps on how to write a resignation letter with examples.
Keep it simple and state the facts that you are resigning and handing in your notice period and your planned exit date. Do not over think what to write, here is an example.
Please accept this letter as formal resignation from my role as (state your job title). As per my employment contract, I am providing (state notice period) notice and my last date of employment will be (state date based on your notice period)
If you are unsure of your notice period or what your official last date of employment would be then use the example below.
Please accept this letter as formal resignation from my role as (state your job title). I look forward to learning my last official day working for (state name of company).
2. Thank you
Next part of your letter should include a thank you. At the end of the day no matter what reason you are leaving they have employed and paid you so thank them. Feel free to include skills and qualifications they have provided. Remember, you will need them to provide a reference at some stage in your career so thanking them goes a long way.
I want to thank you for the opportunity to work for (state company) for the past (amount of time you have been in the role). I have enjoyed working here and have learned (list skills) which I will take with me throughout my career.
3. End Well
Before you finish your letter let them know you will complete your duties, document what is needed and train your replacement before your final date of employment. Offer to be available to answer any questions they may have about your role after you have left the company. The ending will show you are still committed to the company until the very last day and you care by wishing them all the best.
I will endeavour to complete all my duties before my last day and will leave thorough instructions for my replacement. I am happy to train my replacement whilst I am still at the company and available to answer any questions once I have left.
I wish the company all the best and hope to stay in touch in the future.
Keep your resignation letter short and sweet!
The 3 steps on how to write a resignation letter are easy to follow and feel free to use the examples in your document.
Best of luck resigning!