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Default Sample Resignation Letter

You have made the decision that you would like to move on, all that’s left is informing your boss. Should you write a resignation letter? If so, what exactly should go into it? Resignation letters can be intimidating, even when you are fully prepared to “high tail” it out of your job.

Fortunately, there isn’t much to writing a resignation letter outside of a few guidelines. We’ve prepared this simple guide to help point you in the right direction, complete with a few resignation letter samples!

How to Write a Resignation Letter

A resignation letter is generally a formality, but it is a sign of respect and is often expected. Remember that while you may be unhappy with your boss or your job, that the letter is written and will probably be placed in your employee file. In other words, letters can be permanent — keep them positive. It is important to view the letter as a way to part amicably with the company, possibly securing the ability to use them as a reference later in your career.

At the very least, a resignation letter should include the date your resignation is effective, the position you are resigning from, and the date of your expected last day (generally, two weeks from the resignation date).

If you are uncomfortable with saying much else, the good news is that you do not have to. Resignation letters are fairly cut and dry. Sometimes people will include a few nice things about the company that they are leaving. If you have it in you, you should too. Thank them for the opportunities that they have given you and the things that you have learned. Remember that it is not unusual to cross paths with people from previous companies. It is in your best interest to keep the bridge intact.

Resignation Letter Examples


Dear (manager name),

I hereby tender my resignation from my position as Associate Product Manager.

My last day will be on June 15th, two weeks from today, as per our contractual agreement.


(your name)

Due to Relocation

Dear (manager name),

This resignation letter is to inform you that my last day at (company name) will be June 15th, two weeks from today. I will be relocating to Orlando, FL to pursue a new endeavor.

I have appreciated the opportunities and experiences that have been provided to me during my 3 years of service for (company name). If there is anything I can do to be of assistance during the transition, please let me know.


(your name)


Dear (manager name),

I am writing you to officially tender my resignation from (company name) effective Friday, June 15th, 2007.

Working for (company name) has been a wonderful experience. I could not ask for a better group of colleagues. I have grown in many ways here and will always treasure the opportunities provided for me by (company name).

I will be accepting a position as (position) with (company name). While I will miss my friends here at (company name), I feel that it is time for a new challenge and experience.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Best Wishes,

(your name)

Resignation letters can be as much or as little as you would like. Keep them positive and remember that the end goal is to maintain a positive relationship with the employer.

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